Previous exam papers - JUR 1240 and JUR 5240 - Comparative Private Law
Compare the rules about the formation of contracts in the transnational restatements, principles, international conventions and the European Commission's proposal for a Common Sales Law Regulation. You find some relevant texts attached, and you may wish to make reference to one or more systems of national law to support your argument.
Compare the approach to issues of (1) interpretation and (2) formation of contracts in the transnational restatements, principles and international conventions on contract law. You may wish to look into one or more systems of national law to support your argument.
Please explain the approach to interpretation of contracts taken by the transnational restatements of contract law.
Please explain the major differences and similarities between two systems of law of your choice belonging to different Legal Families.
Please compare the formation of contracts in the various legal systems.
Please describe the major differences and similarities between English contract law and Norwegian contract law.
Please compare the role of good faith in the performance of contracts in the common law, the civil law and in the non-national law.
Different legal systems have different approaches to the liability for non performance of contracts. Can you explain at least two of these approaches?
The division into legal families does not always reflect differences or similarities between specific legal systems. Please illustrate at least one legal institute within the law of contracts that is treated substantially equally in two different legal families, and one that is treated differently. Is the division into legal families useful, in your opinion?