Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract

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Contract law course: New materials & updated case examples, are designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts.

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Introduction

Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed through the contract law? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?

About this course

Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. But when will the law refuse to honor a promise? What happens when one party does not hold to their part of the deal? This version of the course adds new units on Interpretation, Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, and Government Regulation.

We are exposed to contracts in all areas of our life — agreeing to terms when downloading a new computer program, hiring a contractor to repair a leaking roof, and even ordering a meal at a restaurant. Knowing the principles of contracts is not just a skill needed by lawyers, it illuminates for everyone a crucial institution that we use all the time and generally take for granted.

This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts. It will provide an introduction to what a contract is and also analyze the purpose and significance of contracts. Then, it will discuss the intent to create legal relations, legality and morality, and the distinction between gifts and bargains. The course also investigates common pitfalls: one-sided promises, mistakes, fraud, and frustration. With the knowledge of what makes contracts and how they can go wrong, Professor Fried will discuss remedies and specific performance. Finally, Professor Fried will introduce how contracts can create rights for third parties.

The course’s instructor, Charles Fried, has been teaching at Harvard Law School for more than 50 years and has written extensively on contracts. Not only is Professor Fried a leading authority on contract law, but he also utilizes a story-telling approach to explaining the topic, which creates a unique and interesting class experience.

What you will learn from the Contract Law Course?

  • The theoretical background of contracts, trust, and promise
  • How to form contracts through valid offer and acceptance
  • Limits to enforcing contracts
  • Issues excusing contractual performance
  • Available remedies for contractual breaches
  • Third parties’ ability to enforce contracts
  • The limitations of contract law
  • How courts interpret contracts
  • Relationship of Contracts to Agency, Partnership, Corporations and Regulation
  • How to read through contracts to apply these key concepts and understand potential issues and outcomes

Syllabus

1. Welcome Materials and Office Hours

2. Introduction

3. Unit 1: Four Principles

4. Unit 1: Complications and Quiz

5. Unit 2: Empty Bag

6. Unit 3: Offer/Acceptance

7. Unit 4: Law at the Margins

8. Bonus (optional) Unit 4: Part 2 – Common Law and Civil Law

9. Unit 5: Part 1 – Mistakes

10. Unit 5: Part 2 – Fraud

11. Unit 5: Part 3 – Frustration

12. Unit 6: Interpretation of Contracts

13. Unit 7: Part 1 – Remedies and Specific Performance

14. Unit 7: Part 2 – Third Parties

15. Unit 8: Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, and Regulation

16. Final Test, Survey

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  • Intermediate
  • 1-3 Months
  • Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
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PROS: Challenging Course, laid out in a manner that it gets harder as you go along. Charles Fried, the lecturer, has a fantastic storytelling ability. Well-taught foundational concepts as well as some of the minutiae of contracts.
CONS: Lack of written supplemental material and absence of structured discussion on forums.

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Introduction

Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed through the contract law? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?

About this course

Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. But when will the law refuse to honor a promise? What happens when one party does not hold to their part of the deal? This version of the course adds new units on Interpretation, Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, and Government Regulation.

We are exposed to contracts in all areas of our life — agreeing to terms when downloading a new computer program, hiring a contractor to repair a leaking roof, and even ordering a meal at a restaurant. Knowing the principles of contracts is not just a skill needed by lawyers, it illuminates for everyone a crucial institution that we use all the time and generally take for granted.

This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts. It will provide an introduction to what a contract is and also analyze the purpose and significance of contracts. Then, it will discuss the intent to create legal relations, legality and morality, and the distinction between gifts and bargains. The course also investigates common pitfalls: one-sided promises, mistakes, fraud, and frustration. With the knowledge of what makes contracts and how they can go wrong, Professor Fried will discuss remedies and specific performance. Finally, Professor Fried will introduce how contracts can create rights for third parties.

The course’s instructor, Charles Fried, has been teaching at Harvard Law School for more than 50 years and has written extensively on contracts. Not only is Professor Fried a leading authority on contract law, but he also utilizes a story-telling approach to explaining the topic, which creates a unique and interesting class experience.

What you will learn from the Contract Law Course?

  • The theoretical background of contracts, trust, and promise
  • How to form contracts through valid offer and acceptance
  • Limits to enforcing contracts
  • Issues excusing contractual performance
  • Available remedies for contractual breaches
  • Third parties’ ability to enforce contracts
  • The limitations of contract law
  • How courts interpret contracts
  • Relationship of Contracts to Agency, Partnership, Corporations and Regulation
  • How to read through contracts to apply these key concepts and understand potential issues and outcomes

Syllabus

1. Welcome Materials and Office Hours

2. Introduction

3. Unit 1: Four Principles

4. Unit 1: Complications and Quiz

5. Unit 2: Empty Bag

6. Unit 3: Offer/Acceptance

7. Unit 4: Law at the Margins

8. Bonus (optional) Unit 4: Part 2 – Common Law and Civil Law

9. Unit 5: Part 1 – Mistakes

10. Unit 5: Part 2 – Fraud

11. Unit 5: Part 3 – Frustration

12. Unit 6: Interpretation of Contracts

13. Unit 7: Part 1 – Remedies and Specific Performance

14. Unit 7: Part 2 – Third Parties

15. Unit 8: Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, and Regulation

16. Final Test, Survey

Note: Your review matters 

If you have already done this course, kindly drop your review in our reviews section. It would help others to get useful information and better insight into the course offered.

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  • EDX
  • Harvard University
  • Online Course
  • Self-paced
  • Intermediate
  • 1-3 Months
  • Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
  • English
  • Law

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