Lecturer: David Knoll (2015)

What is the course about?

Commercial Law is essential if you want to be a legal adviser to business. The course looks at sales transactions, agency and bailment.

Do you have any advice to give students who are interested in taking this course?

There are no exams - the course is practical and the assessments require students to write advices to clients at the level of a first year solicitor, and to express themselves cogently in class. Often the problems are not hypothetical but rather based on real commercial problems, and thus, students are taught how to advise clients in real situations. Student evaluations generally reflect two comments: the course is hard work, but is intellectually stimulating and rewarding.

Do you have any other comments?

The lecturer is a practising barrister, and not an academic, and so students are taught how to identify critical facts that help decide cases, and how to solve real commercial disputes. Also, the lecturer is always contactable via email and does answer student queries.