LAW-20032 - Contract 2 - when things go wrong
Coordinator: Eliza C Varney Room: CBC1.019 Tel: +44 1782 7 33544
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Law-20031 Contract Law 1

Barred Combinations

Description for 2020/21

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 down
2. how to apply those rules to given factual situations
3. the effects of the key judicial decisions and statutory provisions which apply in this area and be able to explain them
4. the current theoretical background to issues arising, including conceptual and analytic frameworks and changing social circumstances in the political, moral and economic spheres.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

recognise areas of dispute in contracts and apply acquired legal knowledge to them: 1
explain and evaluate areas of doctrinal controversy: 1
offer an argument for or against a given proposition in a particular case and to present a tolerably coherent argument in support: 1
think in a 'lawyer-like' manner and provide practical solutions to the sort of problem likely to arise in the context of professional practice: 1
marshall 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

Study hours

Lectures 18 hours
Tutorials (max. group 15) 4 hours
Tutorial preparation 40 hours
Exam preparation 44 hours
Exam 2 hours
Directed reading 42 hours
Total = 150 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 100%
Two hour exam, one seen question, one unseen
A two hour exam consisting of one seen problem question and one unseen essay question (from a choice of three).