Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3051: French Law of Contract

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

The French Contract Law module constitutes the third part of the teaching of the LLB inEng. Law and French Law/Master 1 (Maîtrise) dedicated to French Law. It is taught entirely in French and reflects the way law is taught in France. This French Private Law module is designed to provide you with a sound knowledge of the French Law of Contract. You are expected to acquire a confident command of the French Law of Contract, develop the ability to express yourselves on sophisticated French legal issues, analyse them critically and apply the law with insight. An important part of the course is dedicated to the French legal methodology in order to equip you for the preparation of a French Master 1 in Law during your year abroad.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate an accurate and contextualised understanding of the French Law of Contract and of how to use the French Civil Code effectively;
2. identify and critically discuss sophisticated legal issues both in theoretical and in practical contexts.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate understanding of a range of legal rules, concepts, values and principles, and ability to explain and discuss the relationships among them;
4. make an informed and reasoned judgement about the merits and relevance of alternative arguments.
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in French in a manner appropriate to the discipline and according to the French legal methodology;
6. identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of French legal resources.