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Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract 
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Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
 at 
Harvard University 
Overview

Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?

Duration

8 weeks

Mode of learning

Online

Schedule type

Self paced

Difficulty level

Intermediate

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Course Level

UG Certificate

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Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
 at 
Harvard University 
Course details

Skills you will learn
What are the course deliverables?
  • A theoretical background of contracts, trust, and promise
  • How to form contracts through valid offer and acceptance
  • Limits to enforcing contracts
  • Issues excusing contractual performance
  • Available remedies for contractual breaches
  • Third parties’ ability to enforce contracts
More about this course
  • This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts
  • It will provide an introduction to what a contract is and also analyze the purpose and significance of contracts
  • Then, it will discuss the intent to create legal relations, legality and morality, and the distinction between gifts and bargains
  • The course also investigates common pitfalls: one-sided promises, mistake, fraud, and frustration
  • Finally, Professor Fried will introduce how contracts can create rights for third parties
  • The course instructor, Charles Fried, has been teaching at Harvard Law School for more than 50 years and has written extensively on contracts

Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
 at 
Harvard University 
Curriculum

Management, Law, Contract Law

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Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
 at 
Harvard University 
Faculty details

Charles Fried
Designation : Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

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