Categories: Business, Corporate, Commercial Law
Instructor(s) Sharafi, Mitra
This course provides an introduction to the law of contracts. It will cover the following topics: remedies (including expectation- and reliance-based damages, specific performance, and restitution); formation of contract (offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations); Statute of Frauds; parol evidence rule; voidness or unenforceability (illegality, minor status, intoxication, mental incapacity, duress, undue influence, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of duty of good faith, unconscionability); penalty clauses, restrictive covenants, exculpatory clauses, arbitration clauses, at-will employment contracts, promissory estoppel, constructive trusts, and warranties.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
· master the fundamental rules and policies of contract law;
· identify rules and policy in judicial decisions;
· spot and analyze a legal issue in a problem-based fact pattern; and
· recognize the various sides of a legal issue and effectively articulate the strengths and weaknesses of each.