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70211 Contracts

Requisite(s): 70120c Legal Method and Research OR 70102 Foundations of Law
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This subject deals with the legal principles related to binding promises and the issues arising out of their interpretation, performance, and termination. The topics covered include the formation of contracts (agreement, consideration, intention, writing, legality of subject, capacity, privity); content and construction; vitiating factors (mistake, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence and unconscionable conduct); and discharge by performance and non-performance of contractual obligations (breach and frustration). This subject also provides an introduction to the equitable enforcement of promises (promissory estoppel). Remedies for breach of contract are covered in 71116 Remedies.

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