This course is intended to provide students with a thorough knowledge of and deep insight into contract law problems and solutions in an international perspective. The law of contracts will be studied on two levels. Firstly on the level of General Contract Law. On this level the major subjects covered will be the formation of the contract, vices of consent, interpretation and contents of the contract, performance and non-performance and remedies due to non-performance. The second level will be Specific Contract Law. On this level a number of important specific contracts will be analysed, namely sales contracts, contracts of works/procurement contracts, transportation contracts and franchise contracts. During the course attention will be paid to civil law systems as well as to common law systems, and also to transnational ‘principles’ like PICC and DCFR.
Programme Coordinator LLM (Adv) International Civil and Commercial Law
Office for International Education / Leiden Law School
T: +31 (0)71 527 1228
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
Interactive lectures, presentations & field trip.
Written exam and oral presentation with underlying paper.
Full degree in law granting access to the legal profession (or equivalent).