The law of Tort is concerned with civil liability for the wrongs done by one party to another where the aggrieved party does not rely on contractual obligations for redress.   The characteristic claim in tort is for damages or monetary compensation.   

Private international law known as the “conflict of laws”, in common law oriented jurisdictions, examines the applicable law and jurisdictions that regulate private relations across the borders. Therefore, this module seeks to determine which national law applies to the business disputes and family law, inheritance law, contract law etc, which have international features. It also seeks to harmonization between municipal law and international; consensus in deciding which law to recognise and enforce in another national state. In addition, private international law seeks to balance sovereign action with those of the private sector.

COMPANY LAW

This module begins with an examination of the different types of business ownership and follows with fundamental principles of Company Law including the Constitution of the Company, its Members (rights, liabilities and remedies). We will analyse and examine the core principles and rules which govern Company Law including Corporate veil, the ultra vires rule, raising capital and the nature of dealings with minority shareholders, insiders and outsiders.

Students should develop an understanding of how the Constitution of the company provide for relationships between its members and the outside world. The Course ends with the winding up procedures and liquidation of the Company.

This module addresses the law relating to the control of the power of government as exercised by public authorities. The legal limitations of the power of government are emphasized. The protection of citizens against abuse and the legal remedies available are also discussed. 

In addition, the circumstances in which public authorities can be compelled to perform duties imposed upon them are explored. The module provides participants with the opportunity to assess the manner in which public officials are required to discharge their functions. This will provide a measure of the effectiveness of the constitution through the execution of its rules by those authorized to do so.


This course is about basic Learning Management System training and it is geared towards academic staff who are new to UTech Online.