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LAW6169   Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law   (15 credits)

 
Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Additional Information   Available to law students only

Description

This module will critically look at the developing legal regulation of CSR. The module will first look at the meaning of CSR, how it has evolved as a concept and how it is linked to law. The module will then approach CSR from the perspective of different legal fields. The focus will be on English law, but examples from other systems will also be referred to. The module will first look at CSR from a company law perspective, particularly focussing on reporting duties on CSR issues, but also covering directors┬┐ duties and the role of shareholders. Secondly, the module will address CSR in global supply chains, focussing on contract law. Thirdly, the module will discuss liability-based approaches to promoting greater CSR such as transnational tort litigation and corporate criminal liability with extraterritorial effects. Fourthly, the module will study CSR from a consumer (law) perspective which particularly raises questions of enforcement. Finally, the module will shift its focus to CSR in emerging economies

 

Reading List


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 138.0
Seminar 12.0
 

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S2