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LAND 112AO - Contract Law
Course Details
Course Code:
LAND 112AO

Credits:
2

Precluded Courses:
MGMT 228

Calendar Description:
The course gives an overview of the historical aspects of the development of law. The major consideration will be contract law as it relates to real property and land agency transactions. Special emphasis will be placed on contracts, leases, and legal relationships that pertain to land.

Date First Offered:
2007-01-03

Hours:
Total Hours: 34
Lecture Hours: 3


Total Weeks:
11.5

This course is offered online:
Yes

Pre-Requisites:
Enrolled full-time in the Land and Resource Management program or consent of the instructor

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

Course Content:
WEEK ONE CHAPTERS 1 AND 2
- Establish a definition of Law, categories of Law, origins and sources of Law
- Outline the Canadian Constitution, Constitution Act (1982) and the process of legislative powers
- Examine the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the development of Human Rights
- Describe Canadian court system
- Explain the process of civil litigation, including advantages and disadvantages
- Describe three alternate dispute resolutions and list advantages/disadvantages
WEEK TWO CHAPTER 3 AND 4
- Define the Source and Nature of Government Power
- Outline the Function and Duties of Administrative Tribunals
- Discuss the Courts Role in Reviewing Administrative Decisions, Remedies for abuse of power, restrictions on judicial reviews
- Review legal issues concerning protection of environment, environmental power, effectiveness of environmental legislation and effects of de-regulation
- Define and describe “torts”, requirements for a tort action, remedies for tort action
- Explain negligence, principle of vicarious liability, manufacturer legal duties, professional liability
WEEK THREE CHAPTER 5
- Describe a contract and how breaches differ from crime or tort, elements required to form a contract
- Describe characteristics of an offer, acceptance of an offer, examples of valid consideration
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER ONE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEIGHT 2%
DUE: At the beginning of WEEK FIVE
WEEK FOUR CHAPTER 6
- Explain the requirement of capacity, the intention to enter into a contract
- List illegal contracts and which contracts are affected by The Statute of Fraud
WEEK FIVE CHAPTER 7
***ASSIGNMENT NUMBER ONE DUE
- Explain the factors affecting the contractual relationship: interpretation, mistake, misrepresentation, non est factum, undue influence, duress, privity
WEEK SIX CHAPTER 8
- Discuss performance of a contract, requirements for discharge or modification of contract
- Define frustration of a contract
- Discuss breach of contract and remedies
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER TWO WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEIGHT 19%
DUE: At the beginning of WEEK TEN
WEEK SEVEN READING WEEK BREAK
NO SCHEDULED CLASS STUDY FOR EXAM
WEEK EIGHT MID TERM EXAM
CHAPTERS 1-8 INCLUSIVE ALLOTTED TIME 90 MINUTES WEIGHT 35%
COMPLETION OF MIDTERM BEGIN CHAPTER NINE
WEEK NINE CHAPTER 15
- Describe real and various forms of personal property
- Identify various types of interests people may have in land
- Explain bailment, rights and duties of landlords and tenants, process of mortgages
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER THREE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEIGHT 4%
DUE: At the beginning of WEEK FIFTEEN April 18, 2004
WEEK TEN
- Review contents of a land agent package
- Examine BC/AB environmental guidelines
- Explain residual and reversionary rights
- Examine clauses of a surface lease
- Explain making changes in right-of-way-agreement
- Review dynamics of negotiations surface rights
WEEK ELEVEN
- Identify role of government in environmental law
- Describe administrative procedures
- Discuss rules of natural justice
- Describe judicial review process
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER THREE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEIGHT 4%
DUE: At the beginning of WEEK TWELVE
WEEK TWELVE FINAL EXAM WEIGHT 40%
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER THREE DUE

Learning Outcomes:
1. Develop a workable definition for the term "law";
2. Outline Canadian constitutional law and the parliamentary system;
3. Explain the litigation process;
4. Define "torts" and describe various types;
5. List and describe the requirements of a valid contract;
6. Consider the implications of "duress", "undue influence" and "mistake";
7. State and explain the ways a contract can terminate;
10. Identify the agency relationship;
12. Discuss the main forms of negotiable instruments;
13. Differentiate between personal and real property;
14. Explain the nature of real property;
15. Recognize and analyze legal problems through case analyses;
18. Clarify the rights and obligations of parties;
19. Determine possible courses of action;
23. Explain terms such as: caveat emptor, profit a prendre, non es factum, ultra vires, quantum meruit, stare decisis, res ipsa loquitur, volenti non fit injuria, etc.
24 Describe negotiations of surface leases and right-of-way agreements
25. Describe basice real estate law
26. Describe Environmental Law

Grading System:
Letters

Passing Grade:
D

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 40 %
Midterm Exam: 35 %
Assignments: 25 %


Number of Assignments:
3

Percentage of Individual Work:
100

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No

Text Books:

Required - Yates, R. A., Business Law in Canada, 7th Edition (Canada: Prentice Hall). Chapters Covered: 1-8, 15
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