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Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law
Last Updated Date:   3 June 2022

4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law invites students to critically examine (1) the theoretical underpinnings of contract law at the level of meta theory (e.g. autonomy, reliance, promise, economic, property), but also (2) at the level of foundational concepts such as ‘autonomy’, ‘freedom’, ‘the intention of the parties’, ‘vitiation’ and ‘expectation interest’; (3) how the theories help us to explain different aspects of contract law. Students should be able to engage in normative analysis of the law (how the law should be) with a view to desirable law reform. It complements the modules Advanced Contract Law and Property Theory.

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Course Convenor: Prof Mindy Chen-Wishart

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4187 / LL5187 / LL6187 / LLJ5187

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3-hrs continuous weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Wk 4 to 6; Dates: 29 Aug - 16 Sep 2022 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 40% & Research Paper (4000 words) - 60% [Due: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: NA

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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