LGL-235: Contracts

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Legal Studies
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Legal Studies
Course Number
235
Course Title
Contracts
Cross-Referenced Course
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-131 with a C grade or better, or Instructor permission
Catalog Course Description

Explores the fundamental principles of contract law. Covers the elements of contract formation and breach under common law and Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Presents fundamentals of contract drafting. Discusses the laws of secured transactions under Article IX of the UCC, Bankruptcy Laws, and the laws and practices of collecting debt upon default.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Contracts under Common Law
    • Describe the elements of contract formation under common law.
    • Differentiate the different types of contracts under common law.
    • Explain performance and discharge of contracts under common law.
    • Discuss the substantive and procedural laws of breach of contracts and remedies for breach under common law.
    • Perform commercial law research using computer-assisted research tools.
  2. Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code
    • Describe the elements of contract formation under Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Explain performance and discharge of contracts under Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Describe the law of warranties under Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Discuss the substantive and procedural laws of breach of contracts and remedies for breach under Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Perform commercial law research using computer-assisted research tools.
  3. Article IX of the Uniform Commercial Code
    • Discuss the substantive legal concepts of secured transactions under Article IX of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Perform commercial law research using computer-assisted research tools.
  4. Drafting
    • Draft a contract for the sale of goods.
    • Draft a security agreement.
  5. Debtor-Creditor Rights
    • Discuss the substantive and procedural laws of debtor-creditor rights under common law.
    • Discuss the substantive and procedural laws of debtor-creditor rights under the Bankruptcy Code.
    • Perform commercial law research using computer-assisted research tools.
  6. Collection
    • Draft a demand letter, garnishment, or other document or pleading used to collect debts.
    • Perform commercial law research using computer-assisted research tools.
  7. Ethics
    • Evaluate the ethical considerations and the role of the paralegal in contracts.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Students will be assessed through quizzes, tests, in-class and out-of-class assignments, drafting assignments, and/or class participation.

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
10/12/2018
AALC Approval Date
01/29/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
02/04/2019