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.
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.
On completion of the course students should be able
1. to identify the issues arising in a contract law problem and give
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.
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
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.