LAW10340 Contract: Formation

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces students to the law relating to the formation of contracts. It will include a study of the following issues: Offer & Acceptance; Consideration (incl. Estoppel); Intention; Certainty & Formal Requirements; Terms of a Contract v Mere Representations; Rules of Construction; Exemption Clauses; and Implied Terms.The module focuses primarily on a study of relevant case law and statute.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to identify, explain and apply the basic principles of law in relation to the formation of contracts. In particular students should have developed an ability to analyse factual situations and determine the relevant principles of contract law that are applicable to the resolution of problems raised. They should be able to support their answers by reference to relevant caselaw and statute. Students should have acquired sufficient knowledge to progress to other modules which rely on an understanding of contract law including Contract: Vitiating Factors and Remedies. Finally, students should have examined the substantive components of the Incorporated Law Society�s Law of Contract syllabus pertaining to contract formation. This later outcome is relevant to those students who intend to sit the Society's Entrance Examination upon the completion of their Degree.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

97

Lectures

24

Tutorial

3

Total

124

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
weekly two hour lectures with small group tutorials involving active discussion and participation by students. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
LAW41950 - Advanced Contract Law 1

Equivalents:
Law of Contract (LAW10250)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of Semester Two Hour Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Online written feedback to the class as a whole.

Name Role
Somsubhra Banerjee Tutor
Ms Rebecca Hanratty Tutor
Eva O Hara Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 13:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 4, 6, 9 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 4, 6, 9 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 4, 6, 9 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 4 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 6, 9 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 4 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 6, 9 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 11 Week(s) - 4, 6, 9 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 12 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 13 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 14 Week(s) - 4, 6, 9 Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 15 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 16 Week(s) - 4 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 16 Week(s) - 6, 9 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 17 Week(s) - 5, 7, 10 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 18 Week(s) - 4 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 18 Week(s) - 6, 9 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Autumn