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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004C: The Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.

  1. Introduction
  2. Formation of Contract (Formal Requirements; Offer and Acceptance)  
  3. Consideration and Qualifications to Consideration (Waiver and Equitable Estoppel)  
  4. Intention to Create Legal Relations  
  5. Certainty and Clarity  
  6. Privity of Contract  
  7. Terms of Contract  
  8. Exception Clauses  
  9. Performance and Breach  
  10. Misrepresentation  
  11. Mistake  
  12. Unequal Bargaining (Duress; Undue Influence; Unconscionable Bargain)  
  13. Frustration  
  14. Illegality  
  15. Remedies (Debt; Damages- kinds, measurement, contributory negligence, remoteness of damage, mitigation of loss, timing; Penalties; Restitution; Specific Performance; Injunction)

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2222 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study88Lecture preparation.
Guided Independent Study88Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative essay preparation
Guided Independent Study48Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).