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LS1520: CONTRACT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jul 2020 17:50


Course Overview

Contract is one of the central subjects of private law and is one of the main branches of the law of obligations. Contract Law covers obligations which are voluntary in nature. Every day we make contracts from buying a newspaper to buying a house. Contract Law is an area where Scots law and English law are very similar and this course will cover Scots contract law but also highlight where English law differs with the aim of giving students a working knowledge of contract in both countries. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Scott C. Styles

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • One of LS1022 Foundations of Private Law (Studied) or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course provides students with a sound knowledge of the core principles of the law of contract (an essential element of any legal system without which commerce could not function) with particular reference to the Law of Scotland. The course will include a consideration of such issues as how contracts are formed, the incorporation of legal terms, the circumstances in which apparent contracts are rendered legally and void, the legal regulation of unfair terms, breach of contract and remedies for breach.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay, 750 words (25%)

48 hour written exam (75%)

 

Resit

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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