Contract in Common Law - LAW 360

The law relating to contracts is one of the pillars of the Common Law System. An understanding of the basic elements of Contract Law is thus a critical prerequisite for the study of a number of later subjects, including Corporate Law, Commercial Transactions, and International Arbitration. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of Contract Law in Common Law, which applies to nearly all contracts. In fulfilling this aim, the course focuses primarily on a study of relevant case law and statute law. The course covers the elements of contract negotiations, contract formation, and contract drafting. Specific terms and conditions will be examined, especially matters affecting consent to a contract, discharge of contracts, illegality, remedies, and third-party rights. The objectives of the course include:
• To provide students with an understanding of basic principles of Contract Law in Common Law; and
• To develop in students an ability to analyze fact situations and correctly identify the relevant principles of Contract Law in Common Law that are applicable to the resolution of problems raised by particular factual situations.
Language of Instruction: English (legal terms, however, are also given in Arabic and French).