University College Dublin
Area of Study
Legal Studies, Pre-Law
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course will look at possible vitiating factors for a contract. Students will consider the capacity to
contract of certain vulnerable groups, such as children. We will look at what happens if one of the parties
enters the contract due to improper pressure that was placed on them be it duress or undue influence. We will
also consider what is the effect of a party entering a contract because of a misrepresentation that was made or
whilst labouring under a mistaken belief. We will also consider the effect on a contract of an unexpected
event occuring after a contract has been entered but before it has been performed. We will also consider the
range of remedies that are available following on from a breach of contract. Particular emphasis will be
placed on damages and we will look at the principles underpinning the assesement of damages. Students will
also consider the range of other remedies available that a court might award.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.