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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW1030 Contract Law

30 creditsClass Size: 400

Module manager: Professor Roger Halson
Email: D.R.Halson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1075Intro to Law of Obligations
LUBS2810Business & the Legal Environ.
LUBS3915Employment Law

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

By the end of this module, students are expected to be able to demonstrate, with appropriate reference to case-law and statute, a basic understanding of the general principles governing the formation, modification, performance, discharge and enforcement of contracts under English law.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
- recognise, identify, state and discuss legal concepts, values, principles and rules of the law relating to the general principles;
- apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of how these principles apply in given fact situations;
- identify, distinguish and evaluate relevant authorities and arguments;
- explain and assess recent developments and current controversies in English contract law.


Syllabus

Formation of the contract: the process of offer and acceptance; unilateral mistake; the intention to create legal relations
The basis of enforcement of contracts: consideration, promissory estoppel; economic duress
The contents of the contract: express and implied terms
The position of third parties
Vitiating factors: misrepresentation; common mistake
Discharge of the contract: frustration; breach
Remedies: damages; exclusion clauses; specific enforcement.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture441.0044.00
Seminar91.5013.50
Private study hours242.50
Total Contact hours57.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam72 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Three week period of time provided to complete the assessment.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/11/2020

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