Module Title:Legislation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from lecturer to student. Problem Solving Exercises - students will work as part of a team to resolve various theoretical legal problems. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to participate actively in class which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported by online learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - an emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: To provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the Irish legal system and a sound working knowledge of aspects of procedural and substantive law applicable to the brewing and distilling industry
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the basic structure of the Irish legal system, sources of law and the structure of government
LO2 Describe and explain the fundamental principles of contract law, sale of goods law, health and safety and employment law
LO3 Describe and explain the main features of the Irish and European Union administrative and legislative systems, intellectual property law, and the regulatory regime applicable to the brewing and distilling industry
LO4 Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national and EU competition policy in respect of distribution, pricing, and other agreements which may have an anti-competitive effect
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Definition and Classification of Law • Sources of Irish Law • Common Law and Precedent • Legislation – Types and Legislative Process • Constitution – Separation of Powers and Fundamental Rights • EU Law – Sources and Institutions
• Formation of Contracts • Contract Terms • Validity and Enforceability of Contracts • Discharge of Contract • Remedies for Breach of Contract • E-Commerce and Electronic Contracts • Insurance Contracts and Principles of Indemnity • Sale of Goods and Supply of Services • Unfair Terms Regulations
• Negligence Simpliciter and Vicarious Liability • Negligent Misstatement • Professional Negligence and Disclaimers • Liability for Defective Products • Passing off • Remedies • Common Law and Statutory Health and Safety Obligations • Occupiers’ Liability
• Licensing Requirements for Brewing and Distilling • Consumer Protection Law and Applicable Voluntary Domestic Codes • Advertising Standards • Labelling Requirements • Traceability • Food and Beverage Safety Management Systems • HACCP
• Different Forms of Business Organization (Sole Traders, Partnerships, Companies Limited by Shares, Private Companies Limited by Guarantee, Public Limited Companies) • Membership and Share Capital of a Company • Separate Legal Personality • Corporate Authority and Corporate Capacity • Corporate Borrowing • Directors’ Duties and Obligations • Financial Structure and Regulation of Companies
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other n/a 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 6.73
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABRE_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing and Distilling 7 Mandatory