Name of Course Commercial Law
Course Code LAC4443
Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To provide the general overview of the Malaysian commercial law to the students especially the various areas of law which are related to their field of study.
Semester and Year offered Semester 4 (Year 2)
Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O
28 12 4 16 28 19 15 3 125
Credit Value 3 (120 / 40 = 3)
Pre-requisite (if any) None
Learning outcomes (1)    To provide an overview of the Malaysian legal system.
(2)   To equip students with a basic understanding of the commercial law in Malaysia.
(3)   To expose to the students on how to refer and apply the laws when they are involved in the commercial
transactions.To study the Shari’ah principles regulating commercial transactions and compare that of conventional dealings.
Transferable skills Student should be able to develop a good understanding of the law principles through the process of lectures, tutorial and group presentation.
Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Collaborative teamwork will be fosters throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in context.

Assessment strategy:

•          Formative

•          Summative

Synopsis The course introduces the general overview of the commercial legal environment in Malaysia. First, the course discusses the Malaysian legal system covering the sources of laws, separation of powers,
administration of justice, application of English law and the position of Shari’ah law. The course will inculcate the basic understanding in the law of contract as the governing principles in all commercial transactions. The course will further discuss relevant laws regulating commercial activities encompassing the sale of goods, hire purchase, consumer protection, agency, monetary instrument, banking and insurance. Discussion will also cover the Shari’ah perspectives of the relevant laws to compare the
principles of commercial laws from both conventional and Shari’ah perspectives.
Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, mini seminar and presentation.
Assessment Methods and Types
  Item Percentage
1. Mid semester exam 10%
2. Assignment 1 10%
3. Assignment 2 / Tests 10%
4. Presentation 10%
5. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%
Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1 Introduction to the Malaysian Legal System
2-3 Law of Contract
4 Law of Contract in Shari’ah
5-6 Sale of Goods
7-8 Sale of Goods in Shari’ah (Bay’)
9-10 Hire Purchase
11-13 Law of Agency
14 Partnership
Main references  

1. Lee Mei Phenh & Ivan Jeron Detta, Business Law, Oxford Fajar, 2009
2. Lee Mei Pheng, General Principles of Malaysian Law, Penerbit Fajar Bakti Sdn Bhd, 2005,
3. Wu Min Aun & Beatrix Vohrah, Commercial Law of Malaysia, Longman, Second Edition 2000

Additional references 1. Dr. Wahbah Al-Zuhayli, Financial Transactions in Islamic Jurisprudence,Translated by Mahmoud A. El-Gamal, Revised by Muhammad S. Eissa, Dar al-Fikr Damascus Syria 2003.