1  Name of Course Law of Contract I
2 Course Code LAC2063
3 Instructor  
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme This is a compulsory subject for the SMSU program. This course aims to expose students to basic elements needed to form a valid, legal contract.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 3 (Year 2)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O
 

28

 

12

 

4

 

16

 

28

 

19

 

15

 

3

 

125

7 Credit Value 3 (125 / 40 = 3.125)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. explain the basic concepts and principles of the law of Contract; (LO5-P2)
  2. Identify the relevant legal provisions related to actual daily problems involving contractual matters by referring to statutes and case laws; (LO6-A3)
  3. state and justifyrelevant contractual legal principles applicable to various problematic  problems.(LO7-P2)
10 Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written, presenting and interpersonal communication skills, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving ability through a process of lectures and tutorials.
11 Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 Synopsis This course is divided into 2 parts, i.e.: Contract Law I and II.

In Contract Law I, the basic, introductory aspects to contract and the law governing contracts in Malaysia is dealt with. Topics include offer, acceptance, consideration and intention. Students will be taught to distinguish between contracts and agreements, including identifying the different status of a contract i.e. valid, void and voidable contracts and its implications. Other issues related to privity, illegality and estoppel in contract are also discussed in this part.

The course will blend in and develop advocacy skill in the students particularly in presenting and justifying their opinions while being trained to make written submissions particularly when applying the law of contract to hypothetical and real problematic questions.

13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, mini seminar, presentation and case reviews.
14 Assessment Methods and Types  

  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%

 

15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1 Introduction – What is the Law of Contract?
2-3 Formation of a contract-Offer
4 -5 Acceptance
6-7 Consideration
8-9 Intention to create legal relations
10 Capacity to Contract
11 Illegality
12 Privity of a Contract
13 Promissory Estoppel
14 The terms of Contract

*Note: Total = 125 hours

17 Main references 1.     Syed Ahmad Alsagoff. (2003). Principles of the Law of Contract in Malaysia. 2nd Edition. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal.

Statutes:

Contracts Act 1950

Related Cases

18 Additional references
  1. Sinnadurai. (2003). The Law of Contract in Malaysia and Singapore:       &     Commentary. Second Edition. Singapore: Oxford University Press.  Singapore.
  2. William Reynell Anson & Jack Beatson. (2002). Anson’s Law of Contract. 28th Edition. London: Oxford University Press.
  3. Andrew Phang. (1998). Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract. Second Edition. Singapore and Malaysia: Butterworths Asia.
  4. Abdul Majid bin Nabi Baksh & Krishnan Arjunan. (2005). Business Law in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal.
  5. Sakina Shaik Ahmad et. al. (2003). Mengenali Undang-undang Kontrak. Malaysia: ILBS.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)
 

PO1

LO1

PO2

LO2

PO3

LO3

PO4

LO4

PO5

LO5

PO6

LO6

PO7

LO7

PO8

LO8

PO9

LO9

   
  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1 .Explain the basic concept and principles of the law of contract;(LO3-P2     3             Classroom lecture and discussion Written test
2.Apply the law of contract to actual daily problems involving contractual matters by referring to statutes and case law; (LO5-A3         3         Group

presentation

Group research & assignment

 

Instructor evaluation of the presentation and assignment

 

3. Resolve the contractual legal problems relating to basic contractual principles.(LO7-P2)

 

            3     Case review

Group presentation

Discussion

Instructor  and peer evaluation