Contract Theory

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1540-1740
  • WB127
01/25/2023 04/26/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This seminar will consider both “classic” and recent theories of contract law, including philosophical and economic theories. Among the questions we will consider are: What does it mean to have a “theory” of contract law? Are theories of contract law necessary? Useful? What are the key similarities and differences among the various theories?

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit several short response papers (2-4 pages) plus one longer final paper (10 pages), or students may opt to do a substantial research paper to satisfy the writing requirement due via EXPO by the last day of the finals period. Students opting to submit a substantial research paper for their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit a "special request" form to SRO by February 27th.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Contracts (6002)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM