Law (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 4
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
08 May 2019
Requisites for this module
LW108 or LW108
LW108 or LW108
LW201, LW224, LW241, LW242, LW251, LW363
LLB M122 English and French Law (Maitrise),
LLB M100 Law,
LLB M100MD Law,
LLB M100MS Law,
LLB M101 Law (Including Foundation Year),
LLB M101JS Law (Including Foundation Year),
LLB M107 Law (Including Placement Year),
LLB M120 Law (Including Year Abroad),
LLB M120AF Law (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN00 Law with Business,
LLB MN01 Law with Business (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN02 Law with Business (Including Placement Year),
LLB MN10 Law with Finance,
LLB MN11 Law with Finance (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN12 Law with Finance (Including Placement Year)
This 15 credit module will introduce students to key aspects of contract law. It will build on knowledge acquired in the Foundation of the Law of Obligations module taught in the autumn term and will also serve as a bridge for other optional commercial law courses that students may wish to study in subsequent years.
The module aims to introduce students to key aspects of contract law, to enable to students to understand and critically evaluate the relationship between key contract law rules and principles and to apply these to hypothetical legal problems.
Upon successful completion of the module students will be able to:
1. Understand key aspects of contract law
2. Understand the relationship between key contract law rules and principles
3. Critically evaluate key contract law rules and principles
4. Identify legal issues in hypothetical case studies
5. Construct legal arguments
6. Apply contract rules and principles to hypothetical legal problems
7. Interpret statutory provisions and recognise their interplay with common law rules and principles of contract
Teaching and Assessment
Two one-hour lectures per week (the lectures are 50 minutes)
Four fortnightly seminars
Students will acquire the above knowledge and skills via a combination of lectures and tutorials, focusing around the following topics:
Terms of the Contract
Express and implied terms
Terms and representations
Control of Unfair Terms:
Damages for breach of contract:
Basic principles of damages compensation
Expectation, reliance and restitution damages
Principles and rules for assessment of damages
- Chen-Wishart, Mindy. (2018) Contract Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Andrea Fejos, Nikhil Gokani, Onyeka Osuji and Feifan Guo
Law Admin Office: email@example.com
Ms Annette Marie Morris
Reader in Law
Available via Moodle
Of 152 hours, 40 (26.3%) hours available to students:
112 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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