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Unit information: Law of Contract in 2021/22

Unit name Law of Contract
Unit code LAWD10008
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Davey
Open unit status Not open




School/department University of Bristol Law School
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law


Contract law is a component of the modern law of obligations. Fundamentally, contract law is concerned with legally enforceable agreements. It determines how contracts are made; what legal consequences they have; and how they come to an end. Topics covered on this course include: agreement, consideration, promissory estoppel, misrepresentation, mistake, unfair terms, and frustration.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this unit a successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a detailed and accurate understanding of the rules of contract law;
  • Apply the rules of contract law to complex and potentially uncertain situations;
  • Understand, analyse and synthesise contract law cases;
  • Evaluate and critique the rules of contract law;
  • Present well-reasoned legal arguments clearly and persuasively.

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a variety of asynchronous and synchronous activities

Assessment Details

1 x summative assessment: Timed Open Book Assessment with a specified word count (100%)

The assessment will assess all of the intended learning outcomes for this unit.


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