PROGRAMME

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B.A LL.B (Hons.) 5 Year

I

Law of Contract – I

 

 

LAW OF CONTRACT – I

Module – I            Formation of Contract

  • Definitions of Agreement, Contract, Void Agreement, Voidable Contract & Illegal Agreement
  • Essentials of a Valid Offer & Acceptance
  • Revocation of Offer & Acceptance
  • Standard Form Contracts

Module – II           Consideration & Capacity

  • Definition, Essentials & Kinds of Consideration
  • Privity of Contract & its Exceptions
  • Exceptions to the Rule that Agreement without Consideration is Void
  • Nature & Ratification of Minor’s Agreement
  • Return of Benefit secured by a Fraudulent Minor
  • Minor’s liability for Necessaries

Module – III         Free Consent

  • Coercion
  • Undue Influence
  • Fraud
  • Misrepresentation
  • Mistake
  • Lawful Consideration & Object

Module – IV         Unlawful, Void Agreements & Contingent Contract

  • Void Agreements
  • Agreements in Restraint of Marriage
  • Agreements in Restraint of Trade
  • Agreements in Restraint of Judicial Proceedings – Agreement by Way of Wager
  • Unlawful Agreements
  • Contingent Contracts 

Module – V           Discharge of Contract 

  • Discharge by Performance
  • Discharge by Breach of Contract
  • Discharge by Impossibility of Performance
  • Discharge by Novation
  • Quasi Contract
  • Remedies for Breach of Contract

Suggested Reading: 

  1. Avtar Singh, Law of Contract and Specific Relief, Eastern Book Company, 2013 (11th Edn)
  2. Pollock & Mulla, Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act, Lexis Nexis, 2013(14thEdn)
  3. Anson, Law of Contract , Oxford University Press, 2010 (29th Edn)
  4. Cheshire and Fifoot, Law of Contract, Lexis Nexis, 2010 (10th Edn)
  5. Dutt, Contract- The Indian Contract Act, 1872, Eastern Law House, 11th Edition, 2013
  6. MLJ, Law of Contract and Specific Relief, Lexis Nexis, 2009