Checking date: 27/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Liability in transportation
Master in Civil Liability (Plan: 375 - Estudio: 339)

Coordinating teacher: ALBA FERNANDEZ, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Private Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Tort law Contract law Commercial law Private International Law Public International Law
BASIC SKILLS CB6 Ability to provide a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context CB7 Know how to apply the knowledge acquired and the ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the area of ¿¿study CB8 Integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of knowledge and judgments CB9 Know how to communicate conclusions and knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way CB10 Develop learning skills that allow to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. GENERAL COMPETENCES CG1 Understand the importance of civil liability as a sector of law with its own entity CG2 Learn to identify civil liability relationships and know their legal treatment CG3 To perceive the unitary nature of civil responsibility and the necessary multidisciplinary vision of the legal problems posed CG4 Know the legal regime of civil responsibility from different perspectives of Law, not only national, but also from the international discipline CG5 Learn to identify the legal problem and to give a solution to it CG6 Issue critical judgments on legal issues related to civil liability. CG7 Apply methods of legal analysis that allow the student to have the capacity to study and synthesize the information received. SPECIFIC COMPETENCES CE1 Understanding the treatment of civil liability from the perspective of private law CE3 Identify the cases of civil liability in mercantile matters and know how to give a solution to the conflicts raised in this area CE10 Analyze the different treatments of civil liability, its problems and its solutions. CE11 Understand the assumptions of civil responsibility from a global perspective, as a whole, with legal problems arising from different branches of law. LEARNING RESULTS The training process of the subject aims to familiarize students with specialties that, in terms of civil liability, exist in typically commercial areas such as those derived from the management of third-party assets or market intermediation activities, the activity of the transport, the responsibility in the electronic commerce and the related one to the activity of the businessmen derived from the norms in matter of competition and publicity and the ligature to the goods of the industrial property. The overcoming of the subject supposes that the students know and manage the sources where these responsibilities are enshrined, the interpretation problems that they pose and the jurisprudential lines that exist in relation to them, in such a way that they are able to approach and resolve in practice claims of civil liability in such typically commercial cases
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Subjects common to other subjects: - Specialties of civil liability linked to commercial activities. Type of responsibility, solidarity, imperativeness, possibility of conventional modifications, limitation, aggravated legal liability, causes of exoneration, requirements of enforceability, claim periods, actions and means of exercise. - The responsibility in the obligations and mercantile contracts. Extracontractual liability and business activity. In this matter are included subjects of Mercantile Law, therefore, the perspective from which they are designed is the proper of this discipline. Specific topics of each subject: Liability in transport¿ - Responsibility in transportation in different modes: maritime, air, land (road and rail) and multimodal. - Lines of evolution of the responsibility of logistics operators, carriers, their assistants and transport intermediaries.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.