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Modiwl SXL-2212:
Contract Law

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Rhedir gan School of Law

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Mr Thomas Perry

Amcanion cyffredinol

Contract Law is a compulsory module in the LLB programme. The aim of this module is to enable students to state and apply the rules of the English law of contract dealt with in the course accurately and relevantly, and to make assessments of that law and the scholarship pertaining thereto. The module will enable students to understand the nature of contract and concepts underpinning the subject, and how contract differs from other forms of liability and what the rules relating to the granting of remedies are. It will enable students to compare and contrast that law accurately and relevantly with the equivalent areas of any other legal system.

Cynnwys cwrs

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.

Meini Prawf

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D: An answer which, while predominantly correct in its presentation of material, contains a significant level of error and is therefore not entirely reliable.

E, F: An answer in which the level of error is such that the answer becomes substantially unreliable as a presentation of the subject, there remaining, however, a significant amount of correct material.

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B: A comprehensive answer, containing all or most of the material relevant to the question with no or very little irrelevancy, all the material and references being predominantly accurate and correct, with no or very little 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: 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.

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A*: A truly exceptional answer, which demonstrates complete mastery of the subject matter and also makes a substantial original contribution of a high standard which advances the understanding of the subject. The answer contains all relevant points and arguments, complete with fully supported independent and mature evaluation of the topic, with no errors or irrelevant content. Where relevant, the answer will also evidence an excellent comparative evaluation of the issues concerned. All the material and references (where applicable) are perfectly presented in the answer, and the answer is perfectly constructed and grammatically perfect in English/Welsh. In the case of a dissertation or assignment, the answer would be suitable for publication in a refereed journal. A+: An exceptional answer, demonstrating complete mastery of the subject matter with no room for improvement whatsoever. The answer contains all relevant points and arguments, complete with fully supported independent and mature evaluation of the topic, with no errors or irrelevant content. Where relevant, the answer will also evidence an excellent comparative evaluation of the issues concerned. All the material and references (where applicable) are perfectly presented in the answer, and the answer is perfectly constructed and grammatically perfect in English/Welsh. A: An outstanding answer, demonstrating mastery of the subject matter with extremely little room for improvement. The answer contains all relevant points and arguments, complete with fully supported independent and mature evaluation of the topic, with practically no errors or irrelevant content. Where relevant, the answer will also evidence an in-depth comparative evaluation of the issues concerned. All the material and references (where applicable) are presented in near perfect form in the answer, and the answer is extremely well constructed and grammatically excellent in English/Welsh.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Describe, explain, analyse and evaluate the principle characteristics and concepts of the English law of contract, relating them to their political, social, economic and cultural context.

  2. Have an increasing familiarity with the research and literature related to the English law of contract.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the English 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.

  4. Find, identify and use relevant legal sources in relation to the English law of contract.

  5. Undertake independent legal research in relation ot the relevant areas of the English law of contract.

  6. Apply legal knowledge to actual or hypothetical factual scenarios related to contract law.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
TRAETHAWD Written Assignment - case note 33
ARHOLIAD Summer Examination 67

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

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Tutorial

Tutorials will routinely require students to engage individually and in groups in acquiring, commenting upon, critically evaluating and applying the principles and details of the subject under the guidance and instruction of the tutor.

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Private study 156
Lecture

The module will be taught by means of 36 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials, both taught over the course of two semesters.

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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Develop the ability to interpret legal rules and employ techniques of legal reasoning competently and efficiently in order to offer a range of solutions and conclusions to actual or hypothetical complex legal problems, all supported by relevant academic literature, jurisprudence and legislative research. Such solutions will be clearly communicated and presented
  • Develop the ability to analyse complex legal issues, set against the background of the political, social, economic or cultural contexts in which they may arise
  • Develop those skills which are necessary for scholarship and research in legal subjects, namely the ability to identify relevant primary and secondary legal sources and to retrieve accurate legal information using paper and electronic sources

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