Year 1: Contract Law
|LAWS1001: CONTRACT LAW
|Credit value:||1.0 (30 credits, 15 ECTS)|
|Convenor:||Dr Lucinda Miller, Dr Prince Saprai|
|Teaching Delivery:||1 lecture per week, 1 tutorial every two weeks|
|Who may enrol:||All first year students enrolled on a UCL LLB programme|
|Must not be taken with:||N/A|
|Qualifying module for:||LLB|
|Practice Assessment:||2 x formative essays, 1 mid-sessional exam|
|Final Assessment:||100% examination|
The aims of this course are: (a) to inculcate techniques of legal analysis of statutes and case law; (b) to explain and unpack the rules and doctrines that constitute the law of contract; (c) to understand the basic structure of contract law in England and Wales and evaluate it critically. Students should gain a grasp of the basic rules of contract law and acquire the skills of interpreting, applying and analysing those rules.
Some of the key themes covered are: the distinctive nature of contractual obligations; how contracts are formed; how unfair terms are regulated by the courts; vitiation of contracts for mistake, misrepresentation, undue influence and duress; breach of contract and remedies for breach.
On completion of the module students should be able to:
Ewan McKendrick, Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (7th edn Oxford University Press 2016)