Civil Law III: Obligations and Contracts - Sources - LAW 203

The Law of Obligations and Contracts is one branch of Private Law under the Civil Law legal system. It is the body of rules that organizes and regulates the rights and duties, arising between persons within society.
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of Obligation and Contract Law in Civil Law. The course examines the concepts employed by the law for creating and enforcing obligations, including all sources of obligations (law, contracts, quasi-contracts, delicts, quasi-delicts) or contracts (law, contract, tort, unjust enrichment, obligation by unilateral will or unilateral promise).

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
• Differentiate between the different kinds of Obligations and Contracts in Private Law;
• Identify the essential principles of obligation and contract in each branch, as derived from leading cases;
• Explain the rules relating to the formation of contracts and certain further requirements, which must be satisfied to make contracts legally enforceable;
• Explain the contents of a contract and the rules governing the validity of terms, which exclude or restrict liability;
• Explain how the principles of Obligations and Contracts reflect special and economic objectives.

Prerequisites: LAW 201, LAW 202. This lecture is supported by a workshop that helps the students to understand the course.

Language of Instruction: Arabic (legal terms, however, are also given in English and French).