Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This course will involve a comparative study of the major European systems of contract law, through reading and comparing a selection of cases and legislation on contract law from English, French, German and Dutch law (the French, German and Dutch material in English translation).

Principal learning outcomes

The objectives of the course may be described as the comparative study of the major European systems of contract law, with a view to: (i) the development of functional analysis of the rules; (ii) the examination of different conceptual structures dealing with similar functional problems; (iii) identification of differences in legal, institutional, economic and social contexts; and (iv) synthesis of the similarities and identification of the differences in approaches, outcomes, policy and underlying philosophy.

Timetabled teaching activities

Attendance at all the classes will be compulsory and students will be expected to prepare the reading in advance ready to discuss it. Those who do not participate actively and show adequate preparation will not be permitted to opt for assessment by coursework only.

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Other essential notes

Open only to students who have taken or are taking LA226 Commercial and Consumer Contracting Law

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: LA232-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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