Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Contract 2 concerns itself with what happens 'when things go wrong' in a contract. So we look at some of the practical points that arise in professional life about invalid contracts or when contracts can be set aside or considered to be breached. We then examine the consequences, including particularly remedies for breach, including damages. Contract 2 is one of the foundation subjects for professional practice and is therefore compulsory for those wishing to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree. However, it also offers insight into professional practice and is a fascinating subject in its own right.
To explore and critically analyse:1. the doctrines and rules of contract arising when a contract breaks down2. how to apply those rules to given factual situations3. the effects of the key judicial decisions and statutory provisions which apply in this area and be able to explain them4. the current theoretical background to issues arising, including conceptual and analytic frameworks and changing social circumstances in the political, moral and economic spheres.
Intended Learning Outcomes
recognise areas of dispute in contracts and apply acquired legal knowledge to them: 1explain and evaluate areas of doctrinal controversy: 1offer an argument for or against a given proposition in a particular case and to present a tolerably coherent argument in support: 1think in a 'lawyer-like' manner and provide practical solutions to the sort of problem likely to arise in the context of professional practice: 1marshall and manipulate knowledge so as to provide reasonable (and reasoned) possible solutions to legal problems, taking account of the rules, case law or statutes relevant to the identified issues: 1
Lectures 18 hoursTutorials (max. group 15) 4 hoursTutorial preparation 40 hoursExam preparation 44 hoursExam 2 hoursDirected reading 42 hoursTotal = 150 hours
1: Exam weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Two hour exam, one seen question, one unseenA two hour exam consisting of one seen problem question and one unseen essay question (from a choice of three).