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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

SCHOOL OF LAW

COURSE CODE:-LAW 234

COURSE TITLE:-THE LAW OF CONTRACT II

LAW 234

THE LAW OF CONTRACT II

8 COURSE GUIDE LAW 234 THE LAW OF CONTRACT II
Course Writers/Developers G. I. Oyakhiromen Ph.D, BL Ayodeji Ige National Open University of Nigeria Course Editor Professor Justus A. Sokefun National Open University of Nigeria

Programme Leader Course Coordinator

G. I. Oyakhiromen Ph.D, BL National Open University of Nigeria Ayodeji Ige National Open University of Nigeria

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LAW 234

THE LAW OF CONTRACT II

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos Abuja Office No. 5 Dar es Salaam Street Off Aminu Kano Crescent Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria e-mail: centralinfo@nou.edu.ng URL: www.nou.edu.ng Published by

National Open University of Nigeria Printed 2009 ISBN: 978-058-786-1 All Rights Reserved

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CONTENTS

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Introduction ……………………………………………….. What You Will Learn in this Course ………………………... Course Aims ………………………………………………. Course Objectives ………………………………………… Working through this Course …………………………….. Course Materials…………………………………………… Study Units………………………………………………… Text Books and References………………………………. Assignment File……………………………………………. Presentation Schedule……………………………………… Tutor-Marked Assignment ………………………………. Final Examination and Grading ……………………………. Course Marking Schedule………………………………….. Course Overview…………………………………………… How to Get the Most from this Course …………………… Facilitators/Tutors and Tutorials…………………………….. Summary……………………………………………………

Introduction
Law of contract is a two semester course. You already have taken the first part in the first semester. That was a foundation level course directed at fulfilling core requirements for the degree in Law. You learnt about the basic law principles, coupled with practical examples developed to suit students in Nigeria. The present course is the second part – coded LAW 234. It is a continuation of what the course is about, what course materials you will be using and how you can work your way through these materials. It suggests some general guidelines for the amount of time you are likely to spend on each unit of the course in order to complete it successfully. It also gives you some guidance on your tutor marked assignment (TMAs). Detailed information on TMAs is found in the separate assignment file, which will be available to you in due course. There are regular tutorial and tutorial classes that are linked to the course. You are advised to attend these sessions.

What You Will Learn in this Course
The over aim of LAW 234 is to complement the fundamental principles and applications of Law of contract. During this course you will experience practical demonstration of vitiating factors and validity of contract, misrepresentation, discharge of contract and remedies for misrepresentation.

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Course Aims
The aim of the course to give you an understanding of general principles of law and how they operate in practice.. This will be achieved as we discuss issues of:-

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Factors which may vitiate a contract Rules and Exceptions Discharge of contract Remedies

Course Objectives
To achieve the aims set out above, the course sets overall objectives. In addition, each unit also has specific objectives which are always included at the beginning of a unit; you should read them before you start working through the unit. You may want to refer to them during your study of the unit to check on your progress. You should always look at what you have done and what was required of you by the unit. Set out below is the wider objectives of the course as a whole. By meeting these objectives you should have achieved the aims of the course as a whole. On successful...

References: LAW 234
In Philips Hong Kong Ltd v Attorney-General of Hong Kong, (1993), a contract involving the construction of Route 5 from Tsuen Wan to Shatin, included a liquidated damages or 'agreed damages ' clause
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