Contract Law Course English Online Course

Contract Law Course

Overview

The Contract Law course covers the law of contract  and the vocabulary needed by lawyers working in this area of law. The course uses video-conference technology to deliver brief online speaking, reading and listening exercises and tasks. The exercises following each lesson include a variety of different multiple choice tasks. These are designed to help participants understand and learn the correct use of the vocabulary through its use in simulated work scenarios that occur in the daily working lives of lawyers in practice. All of your results are retained in our on-line archive which the participants can visit to check the rate of improvement.

Course includes

  • 15 Live video-conferencing lessons
  • On-line exercises to test reading ability
  • On-line exercises to test listening ability
  • On-line exercises to test writing ability
  • On-line exercises and live discussions to test speaking ability
  • On-line exercises and live discussions to teach the law of Contract
  • Full vocabulary guide of essential words and phrases together with their legal meaning
  • Authentic contracts and documentation
  • Practice in writing and preparing genuine commercial contracts
  • The essential law of Contract
  • Contract terminology and vocabulary
  • A course certificate, following satisfactory performance during the course from the Trainer and British Legal Centre
  • Individual feedback to each participant following the end of course exam
  • 20% Discount on the price of attendance at British Legal Centre’s Summer Schools

Course contents

Contract Law Lesson 1

An Introduction to Contract Law through its history and development. A contract’s basis. Contractual Obligations – Contract negotiation.

Contract Law Lesson 2

The Agreement, Estoppel, Misrepresentation, Mistake, Undue Influence, the requirements and construction of a contract.

Contract Law Lesson 3

Offer and Acceptance – The wording of contracts, notification of acceptance, counter-offers.

Contract Law Lesson 4

Valuable consideration – what can and cannot be given, paid, transferred.

Contract Law Lesson 5

The intention to create a contract, capacity to create a contract, the certainty of the contract’s subject matter.

Contract Law Lesson 6

Illegal contracts and contracts which are in restraint of trade, contrary to public policy, impossible, mistaken or mis-understood.

Contract Law Lesson 7

Privity of Contract, exceptions, the rights of third-parties, avoidance of contracts, void contracts, Tort. Bailees.

Contract Law Lesson 8

Contract wording, express and implied terms. The Sale of Goods Act in UK, The Uniform Commercial Code in US.

Contract Law Lesson 9

Exclusion clauses, limitations and exceptions.

Contract Law Lesson 10

Changes to existing contracts, frustration and delay, contracts for the carriage of goods, mitigation of damage and financial loss, existing duties.

Contract Law Lesson 11

Performance of the contract, Part performance, Quantun Meruit, Substantial performance, Anticipatory breach.

Contract Law Lesson 12

Termination of Contracts, frustration, breach, breach of warranties, conditions, infringement of terms.

Contract Law Lesson 13

Remedies for Breach of contract, Damages, Liquidated Damages, Specific performance, Punitive damages.

Contract Law Lesson 14

Contracts required to be in writing, special exceptions, E contracts, shrink wrap contracts.

Contract Law Lesson 15

Final Course exam followed by individual feedback to each participant.

Course terminology

A 15-unit, video-conferencing, interactive course which deals with the essential Legal English words and phrases lawyers need to work effectively in the area of contract law. This includes the legal principles of contract law and deals with breaches, remedies, estoppel, part-performance, restraint of trade, guaranties, indemnities, warranties, conditions and other essencial contract law.

Course duration

The course is provided by 10lessons of 45 minutes duration with a further 7 hours of online interactive self-study.

Students can study at their own pace and, although it is recommended that participants limit their study to two units per week, a faster pace of study is available to those who feel capable of covering more than one unit a week.

As some of the other students will almost certainly be in other cities, and even different Countries, we try to agree a mutually convenient time for all the students in the group. We are happy to time the lessons for the weekends, or public holidays, if this is what the students want.

Materials for students

Access to archive of recorded lessons
On-line exercises and presentations

Course prices

Course type Video lessons with a lawyer Homework Video lessons one-to-one with a lawyer Course price

Private

Live one-to-one classes
10 private lessons/60 min Twice/week following each class Yes, 10 private lessons/60 minutes each

$ 800

Group

Live Broadcasts+Homework+ Conversation
10 lessons/60 min Twice/week following each class No, group lessons

$ 300

Pre-recorded

Pre-recorded webinars
10 lessons/60 min Add-on option for US$ 80.00 No

$ 150

Separate lesson

Pre-recorded lessons
10 lessons/60 min Add-on option for US$ 80.00 No

$ 35 each

Free trial lesson

Pre-recorded lessons
1 lesson/60 min No No

Free