JUR1260 – English Law of Contract (BA)
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes due to Coronavirus, spring 2020
- The exam will be conducted as a home exam. The exam date, time and duration will remain as previously announced.
- The grading system will be changed to Passed/Not-passed.
- During the home exam, you may use all available sources of law. Beyond this, ordinary exam conditions apply:
- During the exam, students are not allowed to communicate with anyone regarding the assignment, or to distribute drafts or complete papers. Such communication will be regarded as cheating.
- Submitted papers will be processed by UiO`s plagiarism tool.
Please read decisions on exam completion spring 2020, dated 25 March, for further information:
- Norwegian text - Please note decisions pertaining to students attending Master i rettsvitenskap at UiO.
- English text, for International students
The course focuses on selected aspects of English contractual law. These aspects include the central rules on formation of contracts (i.e., rules on offer, acceptance, consideration and intention to create legal relations), rules on defining the express and implied terms of a contract, agreements to modify terms, and certain defences to contract formation (primarily rules on misrepresentation).
The course deals also with rules on breach of contract, the remedies available for breach, the law relating to damages, and the doctrine of frustration. Some consideration is also given to the rights of third-party beneficiaries to a contract.
From the course, one gains an elementary understanding of central elements of English contract law. In particular, one learns the basic rules and principles governing the formation, interpretation and termination of contracts. See further ‘Detailed course information’ regarding reading requirements and syllabus.
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Nordic applicants that are accepted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO can be admitted to this course.
Recommended previous knowledge
Please note that lectures and curriculum for this course is aimed at students at master degree level.
However, the achievement requirements are adjusted for students who take the subject at bachelor degree level.
- 10 credits overlap with JUR5260 – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with VALENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with JUXENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with MARLENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with JUS5260 – English Law of Contract
Language of teaching for this course is English. This means that all
communication during lectures/seminars will be in English, and all
literature and auxiliary materials are in English.
4 hour written open book digital school examination
Examination support material
This is an open book digital school examination. You are permitted to use any materials written on paper during the examination. This includes books, lecture materials and your own notes, whether handwritten or printed. There are no restrictions on marking up or highlighting these written materials. No electronic support materials are allowed.
Use of sources and rules for citing.
The standard rules on cheating and plagiarism which apply to assignments apply also to the written open book examination. This means that you must provide a reference whenever you draw upon another person’s ideas, words or research in your answer to the exam question(s). You cannot copy text directly from textbooks, journal articles, court judgments etc. without highlighting that the text is copied.
Thus, pieces of text quoted verbatim from these and other sources must be italicised or otherwise highlighted so that it is obvious that the pieces of text are quotes.
Example of highlighting in a text:
"Laurent Bailay and Bernard Van der Lande propose to define a mobile payment as a “payment for products or services between two parties for which a mobile device, such as a mobile phone, plays a key role in the realization of the payment”. (European Commission, GREEN PAPER Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments, page 5)"
Failure to cite sources or highlight quotes in your exam answer may be considered as evidence of cheating.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Marking criteria for written examination
This guide is used by examiners for grading elective courses at the Faculty of Law.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
The language for this course is English. Students enrolled in the
Masterprogrammet i rettsvitenskap must pass one
English subject as part of their degree, this course will meet these
This subject is taught at Bachelor's level. The subject is also taught at Master's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUS5260 – English Law of Contract
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.