|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay - of 1,000 words||20%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay - of 1,000 words - if essay element failed||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Exam - if exam element failed||80%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain the underlying concepts of contract law as a largely common law subject.
2. Show evidence of an ability to apply precedents and the use of legal argument based on case law.
3. Critically analyse the impact of relevant legislation on the common law position.
4. Apply contract law critically to theoretical and practical problems.
5. Communicate findings concisely and effectively at an academic level using the correct relevant legal terminology.
However, it does not simply aim to provide a view of the law as a set of rules but as an area developing in the light of tensions within the law and the difficulties encountered in particular contexts. As a course taken at the start of legal study, it also has an important role in developing basic legal skills. The aim is to promote an understanding of how a legal area which is largely based on case law develops.
This module will enable students to develop an awareness of the need for accurate language; a logical approach to problems, effective communication skills and a critical approach to law and legal argument.
- Introduction to the Law of Contract
- Formation of the Contract
- Intention to create legal relations
- Express and Implied Terms
- Conditions, Warranties and Innominate Terms
- Exemption clauses & Unfair Terms
- Duress and undue influence
- Performance and Breach
- An outline of the Law of Restitution
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Preparation for and discussion in seminars|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Post lecture research and seminar preparation|
|Information Technology||Post lecture research and seminar preparation|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in the legal profession|
|Problem solving||Preparation for and discussion of problem solving questions in seminars|
|Research skills||Post lecture research and seminar preparation|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||Seminar work: preparation and group discussion|
This module is at CQFW Level 6