2019 Winter - CML4106JA - Studies in Private Law (Class Number: 8289)

Comparative Contract Law


Professor(s): Konrad Piotr Osajda
Language: English
Units: 3
Level: Upper year

Class Schedule

TermActivityDayPlace
2019 Winter
(January 07 - January 24)
SEMMon,tue,wed,thu,fri 13:00 - 16:00FTX315

Description:

The course is focused on analyzing all key institutions of contract law from a comparative perspective. Each class is supposed to begin with introduction to the basic definitions, concepts etc. concerning the issues that are to be discussed. Then regulations from different countries are to be confronted in order to compare how different legal systems deal with the same issues. In this part of the classes Canadian perspective is to be presented to bring up Canadian law regulations. At the end of each classes, students should try to assess if analyzed regulations are, generally speaking, similar or different and which regulation seems to be the most efficient.

Teaching Method:

Seminar

Additional information on the teaching method delivered in this class:

Seminar (in class discussions supported by short lectures and students’ presentations)

Major Paper

Students can complete a major paper in the context of this class.

Materials Used:

Beale, H. G., et al., Contract Law, 3. ed. (London: Hart, 2018)
Smits, J. M., Contract Law. A Comparative Introduction, 2. ed. (London: Edward Elgar, 2017)

Method of Evaluation


 

Other Type of Evaluation:

Research paper – 60% (research paper requirements: the paper should comprise of up to 5,000 words (approximately 20 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding footnotes and bibliography)

Presentation – 20%

Presence and active participation in classes – 20% (presence – 5%; active participation – 15%)


Deadline for submitting the final papers:
January 24, 2019 at 16:00 (4:00 pm)

Format of submitting the final papers:
Final papers should be submitted in an electronic form: sent as an email to the following address: osajda@wpia.uw.edu.pl

Penalty for late submissions:
10% of the value of assignment for every day, or part of the day, by which the assignment is overdue

 

Final Exams:

Exam type: None

Exam duration:

Computerized exam: No


 

Method of evaluation for graduate students:

Research paper – 70% (research paper requirements: the paper should comprise of up to 10,000 words (approximately up to 40 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding footnotes and bibliography)

Presentation – 15%

Presence and active participation in classes – 15% (presence – 3%; active participation – 12%)