Instructor(s): Peter Benson

This section of the course is for students studying remotely. This course will meet three times a week, via audio-visual conference. All students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here []

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.

written assignments (100%).
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

First Term



30 JD


M: 2:20 - 3:20 pm (AV Conference)
W: 2:20 - 3:20 pm (AV Conference)
F: 2:20 - 3:20 pm (AV Conference)