In this module you will develop an understanding of the law relating to the formation, operation and termination of contracts. You will, through the study of contract, be introduced to the finding, reading and use of a primary source of law, the law report. As the law of Contract is mainly a case law based subject you will be expected to read law reports and extract rules from this source of law. Such law will then be used to analyse problem and essay questions.
This module covers the following topics:
• An overview of the law of contract, its place in the common law and the operation of the doctrine of judicial precedent, and the factors affecting the development of modern contract law.
• Formation of Contract: agreement, certainty, intention to create legal relations and consideration, including promissory estoppel.
• Contents of contract: express and implied terms; interpretation of contracts; exemption clauses and unfair terms.
• Vitiating factors: misrepresentation, mistake, duress and undue influence.
• The doctrine of privity of contract and the exceptions to the doctrine.
• Discharge of contract: performance, breach, agreement and frustration.
• An outline of the law of remedies for breach of contract.
• A brief outline of the law of restitution.
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Today, 10 years after his release from military prison, Carney lives in Ohio with his adopted son. As an ex-convict and a traitor, he is unable to find a permanent job and his attempt to gain a foothold in Berlin once again -- from the fall of 2010 to the fall of 2011 -- was also a failure. Acquaintances from the past, including some who were not with the Stasi, tried to help him, and they found him a job with a publishing house that specializes in books for those nostalgic for the old regime by authors such as Margot Honecker and Egon Krenz. Initially, Carney's book was to be published there as well, but ultimately the publishing house declined.