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It is directed towards the broadest audience and requires no special knowledge or educational background in the field of Law, Business or Administration.
The course is structured in a way that will allow the listener to take time to learn and estimate the basic notions of Contract law.
The outcome of its taking will be the more professional and learned approach of the student towards the matter of the framing of business relations and their legal aspects and implications.
The primary goals of the course are to:
- familiarize the students with the fundamentals of Contract Law,
- prepare themselves for examinations an a clear and structured way that will save them a lot of time and further reading,
- help them work with ease with the basic terminology in the area and
- broaden the knowledge of the way business agreements operate in an environment conformed with the legal standards.
The course can be especially helpful for students who are not native English speakers and are not familiarized in detail with the Common law terminology, related to Contract law. These students may be called a special target group of the current course.
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|Section 1: Basics of Contract law|
Hello everyone and welcome to the Common Law Academy's "Contract Law" Udemy course!
My name is Tsvety and I will be your instructor throughout this learning adventure! I hope you get to know a lot and enjoy your time until the successful course completion!
I must make some notes before you start taking the course.
First and most important, the course does not contain any reference or examples of cases, decided by the courts, since it is only an introduction to the Contract law principles and concepts. However, I understand the great importance of case law, its study and practical use, so I would strongly advise those of you who have special and more professional interest in the field of contracts not to forget to read some cases and case reviews as well.
Second, I would like to make a little technical note. The course is delivered as a set of presentations, composed of slides, which, for the purposes of easier navigation, are equal in duration and each of them is exactly 30 seconds in length. So, if you don't have time, feel tired of extensive listening or overwhelmed by Satie's music:), feel free to skip the time between the slides and concentrate on the material you are interested in.
Third, you may want to know more about the sources of Law, we just briefly mention in the slides. If you do, here are some essential and very useful links to start with:
Classification of Contracts. Offer and Acceptance.
Formation of Contract.
Defences against Formation of the Contract.
|Section 2: Interpretation of Contracts. Excuses for nonperformance. Privity|
Interpretation of Contracts.
Excuses for nonperformance of contractual duties.
Privity. Rights of third parties.
|Section 3: Risk. Allocation of the risk.|
What is Risk?
Ways of allocating risk.
|Section 4: Breaches, Damages, and Remedies.|
Breach of Contract. Types. Damages.Preview
We have come to the end of this course! Please, do not forget that it is only an introduction to the vast field of Contract law. It only aims to familiarize you with its basic notions and, hopefully, to make you more interested in that fascinated area, broaden your scope of knowledge, and show you the perspective of Law and the legal practitioner's way of thinking when it comes to describing human relations and business interactions put in the terms of a Contract.
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed taking the Course and have acquired much new, interesting, and useful information from it!
We thank you for your time and wish all of you the best of luck!
The Common Law Academy team
Tsvetelina Merjankova is the founder of the Common Law Academy, a Master in Law and in Cultural Studies(LL.M and M. Phil.), interested in Philosophy, the Common law and language studies; particularly in the way they interconnect, operate and influence each other.
She is the author of the six volume "Introduction to the Common law" series, translator of numerous legal and scientific texts, and a passionate researcher in the field of constitutional and administrative law.
She is also a multi-lingual Legal Counsel and an attorney practising in both Civil and Common Law jurisdictions.