UCL FACULTY OF LAWS

LLB Programmes

CONTRACT

Course Structure:

The course is delivered through lecture and tutorial. There are 2 lectures a week. The lectures are delivered by Fiona Smith and Prince Saprai. In addition to the lectures, there will be one tutorial every two weeks.. Attendance at tutorials is compulsory.

Course Aims:

1. to introduce the idea of contract law in the economic and social life of the country;
2. to assist students in understanding that contract law is a source of both authority and ideas;
3. to assist students in learning the legal foundations governing the formation, discharge and enforceability of contracts; and
4. to familiarise students with the remedial aspects of contractual liability.

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course students should be able
1. to identify the issues arising in a contract law problem and give appropriate advice;
2. to understand the nature of legal rules and how they relate to matters of contract; and
3. to have some idea of the theoretical underpinnings of contract law, including the remedial regimes available.

Syllabus:

1. The Formation of Contracts: offer, acceptance, consideration, estoppel, intention to create legal relations
2. The Parties to the Contract
3. The Vitiating Factors Affecting Contracts
4. The Terms of the Contract
5. The Enforceability of the Contract
6. The Discharge of Contracts
7. The Remedies for Breach of Contract


Assessment:

The course is assessed by one unseen three hour examination held at the end of the course. You are not permitted to take your copy of statutory materials into the examination with you. However, you will be provided with a copy of the relevant statutes in the examination hall.

For formative feedback, students are required to submit 2 practice essays over the year and to sit one midsessional examination in January.


National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)
All applicants are required to take the LNAT as soon as possible and no later than 20 January (registration deadline 15 January).

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