LAW-12306 Legal Regulation and Management of Production Chains


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)J Jethu-Ramkrishan-Ramsoedh
Lecturer(s)J Jethu-Ramkrishan-Ramsoedh
Examiner(s)J Jethu-Ramkrishan-Ramsoedh

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Continuation courses:

All LAW-courses.


The subject matter of this course are those dimensions of law that make possible some degree of ordering and steering of consumer-oriented production chains. The major actors in and around the production chain - producers, consumers, and government authorities possess different degrees of control. Legal relationships in the production chain are primarily determined by producers and consumers. The government mainly plays a facilitating role by providing contract law and business law. These dimensions of law show how a consumer oriented production chain is legally structured. Aside from playing a facilitating role, nationally and internationally governing authorities also have a steering role by means of legal instruments. In the public interest, the government restricts the freedom of producers and consumers by including mandatory provisions in private law and by enacting statutory rules in public law. In this course we will pay attention to the possibilities and the limitations of such legal ordering of production chains.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- evaluate selected scientific legal articles on their content and practical implications;
- analyse basic legal cases and provide solutions for legal problems;
- conduct basic legal research using available documents on the internet;
- understand the meaning of legal requirements for the functioning of stakeholders in food supply chains;
- remember the basic principles of legislation, governance and control in a supply chain setting.


- students will study the literature;
- attend and participate in the lectures;
- attend tutorials and make assignments.


written open book exam with open and multiple choice questions
a bonus can be earned by solving cases


The literature consists of a basic handbook and additional scientific articles and case law to deepen the knowledge and apply it to producers and consumers in supply chains.

Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc4WD