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Aims/Description: The module examines which agreements the law recognises as legally binding, how such agreements are formed, how their terms are determined and how they may be varied, the consequences of impropriety, such as improper pressure by one party during negotiations, and what happens when one party is in breach of their obligations under the contract. The module examines some current initiatives to harmonise contract laws within Europe and around the world. Contract is a core module for professional legal purposes; it underpins a number of other legal subjects, and provides an opportunity to study a prime example of judge-made rules. 

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on LAWT117 and LAWT119.

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

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