Elements of the Law of Contract

24205 words 97 pages
Elements of the law of contract

Catharine MacMillan Richard Stone

LLB 2650040 Diploma in Law 2690040

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This subject guide was prepared for the University of London External System by:

University of London External System

Catharine MacMillan BA (Victoria) , LLB (Queen’s, Canada), LLM (Cantab), Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London and Richard Stone LLB (Soton), LLM (Hull), Barrister, Professor and Head of Law, Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln. In the 2004 edition of this guide Catharine MacMillan was primarily responsible for Chapters 1–2, 4–5, 7–8, 10–14 and 16–17. Richard Stone was primarily responsible for Chapters 3, 6, 9 and 15. Catharine MacMillan was responsible for the 2009
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This means you may need to read passages or chapters in the guide (and the relevant suggested reading materials) several times in order to understand the principles of law being covered. In this guide we have taken account of all materials available up to February, 2009.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this subject guide and the relevant reading, you should be able to: demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of contract law: the syllabus aims to give you a good working knowledge of the elements of contract law and the theory underlying it understand contract case law: you should develop the ability to understand contract cases, that is to say the importance of the issues in a case and how the court has resolved the issues apply the cases: you should be able to apply the case law to a given issue understand statutes: you should develop the ability to interpret a statute; you should also be able to understand the interrelationship between the statute and the relevant common law apply the statutes: you should be able to apply the statutes to a given issue. Each chapter lists specific learning outcomes to be achieved in relation to the material covered in that chapter. There is a ‘Reflect and review’ section at the end of each chapter to help you monitor your progress.

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