Basic Primer on Contracts (8 Weeks) (BPC101)
This class is an introduction to the study of contracts under the common law.
The class will examine basic rules in contract law, with cases to illustrate these rules and show how they operate.
The different parts of typical contracts will be examined to show why particular provisions are often included in contracts. We will look at what makes a contract valid or invalid, and what parties should include in a contract to achieve a desired result.
In addition the following topics will be examined:
-Assignment and delegation,
-Representations and warranties, indemnities,
-Various ways in which contracts can come to an end.
Peter James Howitt
Peter Howitt is an Australian qualified lawyer who holds a Master of Laws degree from Temple University. Peter currently works on international transactions with a large Japanese law firm in Tokyo, in addition to being an adjunct professor of law at the Law School of Sophia University, Tokyo. Peter has taught law at Pannasastra and Mekong Universities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and has worked as a consultant with Micro-Star International Co., Ltd in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, he has worked as a trading executive in Paris, France, and has studied law in Rome, Italy.
This course applies to the following certificate(s):
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