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JUR103-1 Contract Law I
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- analyse and understand the legal rules and principals applied to determine if a person is bound by the contract law, especially as it concerns the formation of contracts;
- analyse and understand the legal rules and principals of contract law applied to determine the content of a legally binding statement, especially regarding interpreting contracts;
- analyse and understand the legal rules and principals applied to determine if a legally binding statement is invalid;
- analyse and understand rules regarding rejection of unreasonable contracts, especially tied to § 36 of the contract law;
- analyse and understand the rules of representation, i.e. the rules regarding the use of an authorised agent or other representatives;
- explain the main features of the development in international contract law and how it affects Norwegian contract law;
- reflect on ethical issues within the area of contract law;
- acquire new knowledge within the area of contract law
The course addresses the following topics:
- Legal rules and principles for determining if a person is legally bound, especially as it applies to the formation of a contract
- Interpretation of legally binding statements, especially as it applies to the interpretation of contracts
- The rules of binding through the use of an authorised agent or other representatives
- The main features of the development in international contract law
The teaching methods of this programme are based on the principles of problem-based learning and will include lectures, seminars and an extensive use of group work. In each course students will be divided into groups of about 10 people. Group work will include solving theoretical and practical issues related to the topics discussed in the course. There will be 4-8 written assignments for each course. For handing in and responding to written assignments the students use Fronter, UiA´s learning support system. The students need to fulfill a minimum of 75% participation in the mandatory work requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 75% participation in the mandatory work requirements. This includes participation in group work, writing and commenting on papers and participation in large groups/seminars. In addition, there will be a requirement of one approved written assignment. Students who fail to fulfill the mandatory work requirements cannot take the exam and will need to retake the course. Further information will be given in Fronter at the start of the semester.
4 hour written examination with graded marks.
First cycle i.e. bachelor level.
Normally first year.
Student Adviser Gro Anita Homme.
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences