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Module Title
Entrepreneurship In The Legal Sector


SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
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Prerequisites for Module


Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To develop knowledge of Entrepreneurship and Small Business theory in relation to the legal sector and an understanding of how enterprise skills can be used to generate new income streams.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Recognise the place of Entrepreneurship and Small Business theory in the legal sector.
2. Explain how a knowledge of such business practice can be used to benefit.
3. Develop key enterprise skills such as teamwork, creativity and innovation in legal practice.
4. Formulate and develop new entrepreneurial business models.

Indicative Module Content

The nature of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and small business theory and how these relate to the legal sector. It will also cover the practicalities of introducing enterprise into the legal sector. Content will include Enterprise skills such as creativity and innovation in a legal context. Enterprise based strategies in relation to the traditional model of legal business practice will be covered. The content is directed towards developing new business models for use in the legal sector.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time


Directed Study


Private Study


Mode of Delivery

The module is delivered in taught mode by lectures, interactive group work, case-study, tutorials and directed study.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

This module is assessed by the submission of a 2000 word report. The module assessment method is group work.

Indicative Bibliography

1.Burns, P. (2016). Entrepreneurship and small business. Palgrave Macmillan Limited.
2.Van der Duin, P., Trott, P., Ortt, J. R., Hartmann, D., & Scholten, V. (2015). Managing technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Routledge.
3.Carter, S., & Jones-Evans, D. (2012). Enterprise and small business: Principles, practice and policy.
4.Miller, N. P., Dunn, M., & Crane, J. (2013). Entrepreneurial Practice: Enterprise Skills for Lawyers Serving Emerging Client Populations.

Additional Notes

Other directed readings will be provided by staff during tutorials.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781