There are several views as to the scope of Commercial Law. Professor Goode, for example, defines it in the wider sense as that branch of the law which deals with rights and duties arising from the supply of goods and services in the way of trade.
The City University Commercial Law syllabus is, however, narrower, if only on the ground that it would not be possible in a year's course to cover all commercial law areas. The course concentrates on the sale of goods and commodities. Most of the syllabus relates to domestic sales within the UK but aspects of international sales are also covered.
Commercial law is essentially an amalgam of the law of contract and the law of personal property. Much of the syllabus, therefore, centres on the contractual aspects of the sale of goods relationship (eg. the obligations of the seller recording the quality and fitness of the goods sold), but important proprietary issues are also covered, in particular the consequences of the seller not being the owner of the goods sold.