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PLG 140 - Contract Law

Course Description

This course provides in-depth analysis of contract law including contract formation and the elements of an enforceable contract, rights and obligations of the parties to a contract, contract performance and discharge, elements of breach of contract, defenses to a claim of breach, remedies for breach, implied-in-law contracts, implied-in-fact contracts, promissory estoppels, and secured transactions. Included in the course is a study of the Sales and Commercial paper provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code. Specific contracts that are subject to much litigation are examined and discussed. Application of contract drafting techniques will be stressed. Ethical issues related directly to contract law will be discussed.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Discuss the elements of a contract.
Discuss relevant ethical and constitutional issues.
Compare and/or contrast different contractual agreements.
Explain the various modes of discharging a contract and the remedies available for breach of contract.
Analyze and draft contracts that comply with the provisions of the Uniform Commercial code with emphasis on Article 2 (Sales) and Article 3 (Commercial Paper).

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Coreq. PLG 110 with a C or higher