LAW-10035 - Obligations 1 - Contract
Coordinator: Eliza C Varney Room: CBC1.019 Tel: +44 1782 7 33544
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

Contract Law is a very interesting subject which affects our everyday lives. It seeks to determine what counts as a binding promise and the extent to which the expectations of the person to whom the promise was made are protected. This module provides an introduction to the Law of Contract, exploring, among other things, the key elements of contract formation (such as offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations, certainty), contract terms, the role of fairness in Contract Law and the way in which contract theory evaluates fairness.

Aims
To provide a critical understanding of the conceptual and analytical frameworks underpinning the law of contract

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10035/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

articulate a detailed knowledge of the substantial legal principles underpinning the law of Contract: 1
Undertake independent legal research analysing both contract law doctrines (including offer and acceptance, consideration, intention, certainty, privity), terms, exclusion clauses and contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism): 1
Analyse contract law doctrines in light of contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism): 1
Appraise specific cases under consideration (particularly in the areas of offer and acceptance, consideration, intention, certainty, privity, terms, exclusion clauses ) and their relevance to the development of related principles in Contract law: 1

Study hours

Lectures - 20 Hours
Tutorials - 6 hours
Revision - 2 hours
Tutorial preparation - 30 hours
Private study- 42
Essay research and writing - 50 hours

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
2000 word Essay
Essay (2,000 words) from a choice of questions