Contracts Law – JURI 530

CG • Section • 12/17/2019 to 05/25/2020 • Modified 07/16/2021

Course Description

A study of the history of the development of the common law of contracts and statutory variances from the common law, particularly the Uniform Commercial Code. It focuses on legal theories for enforcing promises or preventing unjust enrichment; and principles controlling the formation, modification, and enforceability of contracts. A study of the legal principles dealing with performance, remedies for nonperformance or threatened nonperformance, excuses for nonperformance, rights of nonparties to enforce contracts, assignment of rights, and delegation of duties.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Contracts Law focuses on an important aspect of understanding the American legal system, having a role in diverse consumer, business, property, and organizational relationships. Further, studying the law of contract making and contract enforcement provides learners a foundation for understanding and applying many other areas of the law.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 300–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–300 words. Any sources used to support your assertions must be cited in current Bluebook format.

Predictive Office Memo Assignment

The student will write a 3–5-page Predictive Office Memo paper in current Bluebook format that focuses on the requirements for writing an enforceable contract. The memo must include references to authorities from the textbook (either a reference to a specific provision in the textbook, a legal opinion, a Restatement (Second) of Contracts provision, or a Uniform Commercial Code provision) for any proposition of contract law utilized in the paper.

Contract Review and Annotation Assignment

The student will write a 3–5-page office memo in current Bluebook format that reflects his/her review and annotation of the provisions of the contract provided with the assignment instructions. The memo must include references to authorities from the textbook (either a reference to a specific provision in the textbook, a legal opinion, a Restatement (Second) of Contracts provision, or a Uniform Commercial Code provision) for any proposition of contract law utilized in the paper.

Draft Annotated Letter Agreement Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page letter agreement and a 2–3-page accompanying office memo in current Bluebook format describing the purpose for each provision included in the letter agreement.  The memo must include references to authorities from the textbook (either a reference to a specific provision in the textbook, a legal opinion, a Restatement (Second) of Contracts provision, or a Uniform Commercial Code provision) for any proposition of contract law utilized in the paper.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz will be open book/open-notes; contain 20 multiple-choice, short-answer, and/or true/false questions; and have a 1-hour time limit.

Quiz: Cumulative Exam of Contract Law Topics

The Quiz: Cumulative Examination of Contract Law Topics will cover the Learn material from the entire course. The Cumulative Exam will be open-book/open-notes; contain 40 multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and/or essay questions; and have a time limit of 2 hours.