Instructor(s): Peter Benson

This course examines the main principles of basic contract law. These include remedies for breach of contract, the requirements of contract formation, the theory of interpretation, implied terms, conditions, and excusing doctrines, principles of contractual fairness in both ordinary and boilerplate agreements, and the relation between contract law on the one hand and tort law as well as property on the other hand. Our aim in the course is, through detailed and in-depth discussion, to explore the unity that may underlie these many doctrines and to see whether they express morally acceptable notions of rights in a modern liberal state.

Evaluation
Participation will count for 10% of the grade. The evaluation process will also consist of three written assignments, done at appropriate intervals during the year, that will count respectively 20%, 30%, and 40%. I will announce and discuss well in advance the timing and nature of each assignment. The aim will be to help students to learn to research on their own and to go into more depth about interesting and fundamental issues in contract law.

At a Glance

Both Terms
Credits
6
Hours
0

Enrolment

Maximum
20
20 JD

Schedule

First Term Schedule:
M: 2:10 - 3:25
W: 2:10 - 3:25
Second Term Schedule: (M: 11:00 - 12:15; W: 11:00 - 12:15
Room
TBA