20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is one of the optional foundation subjects of the degree, which students can take to cover in more detail the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. Issues of contract formation and variation will be examined in depth, alongside an analysis of the doctrines of estoppel, duress, undue influence, mistake and misrepresentation. The module will also re-evaluate the law relating to the interpretation and construction of the terms of the contract including implied terms, exclusion clauses, the doctrines of frustration and remedies. Students will be expected to critique existing legal solutions and apply complex legal principles to mock scenarios.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students

Staff Contact: UPSON JOAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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