Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3051: French Law of Contract

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:


  • Introduction to French contract law;
  • Negotiation of contracts;
  • Formation of contracts;
  • Conditions of validity of contracts;
  • Effects of contracts;
  • Remedies in case of non-performance.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Learning and Teaching activity44Lectures
Learning and Teaching activity14Tutorials
Learning and Teaching activity77 x 1 hour individualised feedback sessions
Guided Independent study90 Pre-lecture reading
Guided Independent study52Tutorial preparation and essay consolidation of lecture notes
Guided Independent study90 Independent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Web based and electronic resources:



www.labase-lextenso.fr (via the website of the Library)

www.dalloz.fr (via the website of the Library)

Other Learning Resources

French Law books available in the Library (bibliography on ELE)