Undergraduate Course: Contract and Unjustified Enrichment (LAWS08127)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Scottish Legal System (LAWS08128)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This 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).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree examination ¿ 70% of final mark. A portion of the marks in the examination may be awarded for multiple choice questions.
Summative essay ¿ 20% of final mark are awarded for a summative essay.
Mooting exercise ¿ 10% 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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and 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
|Keywords||Contract & Unjustified Enrichment
|Course organiser||Prof Hector Macqueen
Tel: (0131 6)50 2060
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344