Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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 contract relations, certainty), vitiating factors (such as duress and undue influence), the role of fairness in Contract Law and the way in which contract theory evaluates fairness.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-20031/lists
To provide a critical understanding of the conceptual and analytical frameworks underpinning the law of Contract.
Intended Learning Outcomes
articulate a detailed knowledge of the substantial legal principles underpinning the law of Contract; will be achieved by assessments: 1appraise specific cases under consideration (particularly in the areas of offer and acceptance, mistake, consideration, estoppel, privity, duress and undue influence) and their relevance to the development of related principles in Contract law; will be achieved by assessments: 1undertake independent legal research analysing both contract law doctrines (offer and acceptance, mistake, consideration, estoppel, privity, duress and undue influence) and contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism); will be achieved by assessments: 1analyse contract law doctrines (such as offer and acceptance, mistake, consideration, estoppel, privity, duress and undue influence) in light of contract theory (particularly market individualism, consumer welfarism, formalism and realism). will be achieved by assessments: 1
18 x 1 hour lectures = 18 hours6 x 1 hour seminars = 6 hoursSeminar preparation = 30 hoursPrivate study = 48 hoursEssay research and writing = 48 hoursTOTAL = 150 hours
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
3,000 word essayA 3,000 words research-based essay¿ requiring a detailed knowledge of the relevant and substantial legal principles underpinning Contract Law