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Principles of Civil Law: Law of Obligations & Property
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The module introduces important concepts and principles of private law in civil law jurisdictions to students trained in the common law. The focus is on concepts and principles in which the differences between the civil and common law systems are particularly striking. Examples are the core emphasis on obligations, the lack of a strict or any consideration requirement in contract law, the focus on absolute rights in delictual liability, the concept of negotiorum gestio and the design of property law as positive absolute rights. The different concepts of legislation and jurisprudence also form part of the module.

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Course Convenor: A/P Christian Hofmann

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4364V / LL5364V / LL6364V / LLJ5364V

Contact Hours: 3 hour weekly seminars

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Presentation - 25% ( in small groups) & 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 75% [Release: Wed, 20 April 2022 (9am); Due: Wed, 20 April 2022 (3pm)]

Preclusions: Students with degrees from or prior studies at German and Austrian universities.

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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