Contract Law 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 2
The module will provide the student with the foundations governing the formation and enforceability of contracts (promise, acceptance and agreement), areas of capacity, intention, legality and certainty of terms. The module includes the remedies available to the parties to a contract and the doctrine of privity of contract. The module will also cover an outline of the law of restitution. However, the module will not be confined to these topics.
-threshold -Threshold: D- to D+ (40-49%) An answer which, while predominantly correct in its presentation of material, contains a significant level of error and is therefore not entirely reliable.
-good -Good: B- to B+ (60-69%) High Standard: A comprehensive answer, containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in an argument which, while clear, logical and critical, leaves room for improvement in its construction and presentation. An answer which shows complete competence in the subject. C- to C+ (50-59%) An answer which, while always in the main accurate and correct, fails to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant material and is lacking in criticism. An answer which while reliable with regard to correctness is either not comprehensive or not entirely pertinent
-excellent -Excellent: A- to A* (70+%) An outstanding answer containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in a clear, logical, critical argument with little room for improvement. An answer which demonstrates a complete mastery of the subject.
- Apply legal knowledge to actual or hypothetical factual scenarios related to contract law.
- Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the English and Welsh law of contract, including: contractual liability and the use of presumptions in determining contractual liability; the development of promissory estoppel; the distinction between contractual terms and non-contractual representations; the remedies for breach of contract.
- Describe, explain, analyse and evaluate the principle characteristics and concepts of the English and Welsh law of contract, relating them to their political, social, economic and cultural context.
- Find, identify and use relevant legal sources in relation to the English and Welsh law of contract.
- Have an increasing familiarity with the research and literature related to the English and Welsh law of contract.
- Undertake independent legal research in relation ot the relevant areas of the English and Welsh law of contract.
Students must write a case note on a particular judgment. The word limit for this assessment is 2,500 words.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Two questions (out of four) must be answered - an essay-style question in Section A, and a problem-style question in Section B. Students must answer a question from each section.