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Unit information: Law of Contract in 2022/23

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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
Units you must take before you take this one (pre-requisite units)

None

Units you must take alongside this one (co-requisite units)

None

Units you may not take alongside this one
School/department University of Bristol Law School
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Unit Information

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.

Your learning on this unit

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.

How you will learn

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

How you will be assessed

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.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. LAWD10008).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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