Acquire a working knowledge of the fundamentals of contract law. An understanding of contract law is essential for anyone seeking to practice law either in the corporate sector or in litigation. This course will teach you fundamental concepts and practical ideas essential to a working knowledge of the law of contracts.
What you will learn?
Formation of a valid contract, performance and enforcement of contracts
Different kinds of contracts, contractual terms and conditions
Understanding void, voidable and contingent contracts
Vitiating factors affecting contracts such as mistake, coercion, undue influence, fraud, and misrepresentation
Actions and omissions that amount to a breach of contract and remedies to address the same
What do you need?
This course would be generally recommended for junior law students and young legal professionals
Other than that, a standard Internet/data connection along with a computer/laptop/smartphone/tablet is enough to get you started!
Exam and certification
In addition to unit-wise practice exercises, this course offers a Course Completion Test (CCT). To qualify for the CCT, a learner has to complete more than 60% of the course. The CCT is conducted online to provide maximum flexibility to the learner. Based on the results of the CCT, a learner will be given a certificate, which is recognised by various employers in the legal industry.
Each myLaw Course is designed and created by our in house faculty team in consultation with industry experts, including experienced litigators and corporate lawyers, and accomplished legal academics. myLaw continues to work closely with such experts to ensure that this Course imparts the practical skills and legal knowledge required for this area of law.
1. Introduction to Contract Law
2. What Makes a Contract?
3. Offer, Acceptance, and Rejection of Offer
4. Understanding Vitiating Factors
5. Understanding Void, Voidable, and Contingent Contracts
6. Performance and Discharge of Contracts
7. Contracts of Indemnity and Guarantee
8. Contracts of Bailment and Agency
9. Breach of Contract
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