LLAW1001 & LLAW1002 Law of Contract I & II

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW1001 and LLAW1002
Course name: Law of Contract I & II
Programme offered under: LLB Programme
Semester: Full year
Designated research course: Not applicable
Specialization: Not applicable
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Course offered to non-law students: No
Credit point value: 6 credits + 6 credits

1.2 Course description

The function of contract; formation of contract, including offer and acceptance, consideration and estoppel, certainty, intention to create legal relations and privity; contents of a contract, including express and implied terms, exemption clauses and statutory control; vitiating factors, including mistake, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence and unconscionability; discharge of contract, including performance, agreement, breach and frustration; remedies, including damages, specific performance, injunctions, action for an agreed sum, account of profits, liquidated damages, deposits, part-payments, rectification and rescission.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor / tutor (first and second semester) Ben Chen benched@hku.hk CCT 512 By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Alex Mak makalex@hku.hk CCT 704 By email
Course tutor (first and second semedter) Avery Chan averychan@siroswald.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Lai Chun Ho laichunho@gmail.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Joshua Kanjanapas jkanjanapas@gmail.com TBA By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Christina King christinakaiwing@gmail.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Joel Lee joelchikamlee@gmail.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Dantes Leung dantes.leung@stcatz.oxon.org N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Li Pak Hei lipakhei@gmail.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Calvin Ng ng.k.calvin@gmail.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first and second semester) Kurt Ng kurtng29@gmail.com N/A By email
Course tutor (first semester) Kelvin Kwok khfkwok@hku.hk CCT 710 By email
Course tutor (first semester) Eva Tam esnt901@hku.hk CCT 514 By email
Course tutor (second semester) Allison Wong allisonwongwy@gmail.com N/A By email

 

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Knowledge: By the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the principles of Contract Law. Students should be skilled in reading Contract cases, and be able to critically assess the reasoning and conclusion of the cases.

CLO 2 Problem-solving skills: By the end of the course, students will have had some practice in applying the law to the facts, which involves identifying the relevant law for a given factual scenario, applying it to the facts, and distinguishing precedents on material grounds.

CLO 3 Critically thinking skillls: By the end of the course, students will have been given opportunities to analyse and critique the principles and process of developing the law of contract.

CLO 4 Presentation skills: By the end of the course, students will have been given opportunities to present effectively legal arguments, both orally and in writing.

CLO 5 Writing skills: By the end of the course, students will have been given opportunities to write answers to tutorial questions (essays / problems) and to improve their writing skills significantly.

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course

PLO A PLO B PLO C PLO D PLO E PLO F
CLO 1
CLO 2
CLO 3
CLO 4
CLO 5

 

3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Class participation in tutorials TBA 20% 5 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid-year exam 21 Dec 2020 30% 1 1, 2, 3, 5
Final exam TBA 50% 1 1, 2, 3, 5
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/grading-criteria/

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Lecture: 2 hours / week for both semesters
Tutorial: 1 hour tutorial / week for both semesters
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for both semesters

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/


By the publication of the course profile online, the Faculty deems the student as having been notified of the course requirements.