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Undergraduate Course: Contract and Unjustified Enrichment (LAWS08127)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course aims to provide students with an introduction to the law of contract and unjustified enrichment in Scotland, set in the wider context of the concepts of obligations and personal rights. The topics examined in the course will include formation, content, validity and breach of contract, and when enrichments by transfer, imposition and taking may be reversed as legally unjustified.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Scottish Legal System (LAWS08128)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (this includes Erasmus students on a Law Exchange).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  312
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 66 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Having completed the course students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:

The rules on the formation of contract, including required formalities.
The implication of contract terms.
Validity of contract, including error and other invalidating factors.
Legality of contract.
Rights created under the contract.
Breach of contract.
Unfair contract terms.
Contractual remedies.
Unilateral promise.
The principle against unjustified enrichment, taxonomy of cases, and remedies.
Assessment Information
Degree examination 60% of final mark. A portion of the marks in the examination may be awarded for multiple choice questions. In order to pass the course, students must score at least 40 marks out of the 60 marks available for this element of the assessment.
Summative essay 20% of final mark are awarded for a summative essay.
Mooting exercise 20% of final mark is awarded for a mooting exercise, undertaken in tutorial in groups of three students. Group members each receive the same mark which is awarded for the overall performance of the team to which they belong.
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Having completed the course students should be able to demonstrate a basic ability to:

Recognise, analyse and rank arguments and evidence in terms of relevance
and importance by:
o managing volume of legal sources and select key material to construct written or oral answers to a problem.
o identifying the legal problem from information provided.
o addressing problems by reference to relevant material.
o bringing together and integrating information and materials from a variety of different sources.
o acknowledging ranking of sources and relative impact in context.
o application of the law and problem-solving in a legal context.
o presenting arguments for and against propositions.
Be aware that arguments require to be supported by evidence, in order to meet legal requirements of proof by showing awareness of the need for evidence to support arguments
Apply knowledge and analysis
o in a legal context
o creatively to complex situations in order to provide arguable solutions to concrete problems by presenting a range of viable options from a set of facts and law.
Think critically and make critical judgments on the relative and absolute merits of particular arguments and solutions
Act independently in planning and undertaking tasks in areas of law which he or she has already studied
Reflect on his or her own learning, and to seek and make use of feedback
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern 2 lectures per week, 8 tutorials
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMrs Kathleen Macfarlane
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
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