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International Contract Law

Course
2019-2020

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides students with a thorough knowledge of and deep insight into contract law problems and solutions in an international perspective. This course consists of two parts.
The first part is dedicated to the general rules of contract law in civil and common law systems. In this part, the major subjects covered will be the formation of the contract, defects of consent, interpretation and contents of the contract, performance and non-performance and remedies due to non-performance.
The second part is dedicated to Contract Law in practice. In this part rules concerning a number of nominate contracts regulated through inter- and supranational instruments will be discussed. Furthermore, students will be trained by participating in moot court sessions and in drafting contracts. During the course attention will be paid to civil law systems, common law systems, as well as to transnational ‘principles’ like the DCFR.

CONTACT

Programme Coordinator LLM (Adv) International Civil and Commercial Law
Office for International Education / Leiden Law School
E: iccl@law.leidenuniv.nl

COURSE COORDINATOR

Tycho de Graaf
T: +31 (0)71 527 4989 /
E: t.j.degraaf@law.leidenuniv.nl

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

Seminars, group discussions, supervised writing and participating in a moot court.

EXAMINATION

Mandatory Moot Court preparation and participation (fail or pass)
Written exam (100%)

In order to complete the course successfully, students must acquire both a pass for moot court and at least a 5.5 final grade for the written exam.

Students that do not acquire a pass for moot court will be required to, at the discretion of the examiner, submit a new paper in preparation for a moot court session and/or perform a new oral performance of a moot court session in a role assigned by the teacher (which need not be the same as a role previously assigned).

The retake of the written exam will be an oral exam (100%).

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Full degree in law granting access to the legal profession (or equivalent).