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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW1075 Introduction to the Law of Obligations
10 creditsClass Size: 45
Module manager: Beverley Clough
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2016/17
This module is mutually exclusive with
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module comprises an introduction to the main principles of the law of obligations, the first of the 'great pillars' of English private law. Attention will be principally directed towards the law of contract and the tort of negligence. - This module is taught by lectures and seminars in semester 1. - Assessment is by two 1,500 word essays.
ObjectivesIt is expected that students will gain an understanding of the nature of obligations, and their correlative rights, arising under English private law, together with an appreciation of the ways in, and extent to which, such obligations and rights may be enforced.
This module considers the legal implications of entering into a contract, being negligent or being subject to the negligence of others, and what happens when an individual receives an unfair benefit.
We will examine the three nominate categories of obligation, that is obligations arising from consent (ie contract), wrongs (ie tort) and unjust enrichment.
In addition to examining the nature and content of these obligations, we will consider the various remedies available on a breach of duty.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||85.00|
|Total Contact hours||15.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgression is monitored through their attendance and performance in seminars.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||2 x 1,500 word assignments weighted equally in their contribution to the overall mark for the module||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 01/08/2016
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