Checking date: 08/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Contract Law
Study: Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science (232)

Coordinating teacher: MATO PACIN, MARIA NATALIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Private Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The purpose of this subject is that the students achieve a satisfactory degree of knowledge of the basic provisions that rule civil contracts. Not only the student has to acquire theoretical knowledge, but also he has to learn the adequate legal technique to solve practical cases as Contract Law is a dynamic subject of an extraordinary importance in economic life.
Description of contents: programme
Contract Law is an essential part of Civil Patrimonial Law. It studies the rules regarding the general theory of contracts and civil contracts in particular. In this sense, the concept of contract is analyzed, as well as its essential elements, effects and inefficacy. With regard to each type of contract, the students will study the contents thereof and, in particular, the rights and obligations of the contracting parties. The main contracts to be studied are: the contract of sale, donation, lease of things, rural and urban leases, the contract of provision of services, construction contracts and partnership, among others. The scope of Contract Law goes beyond Civil Law and extends to other fields of Law, specially Commercial and Labour Law. European Law of contracts has also to be taken into account as there is a tendency towards its uniformity in the European Union. In addition, due to their current relevance, the students will approach to consumer's mechanisms of protection, making a special reference to the use of contracts with general conditions.
Learning activities and methodology
Three on-site hours shall be taught every week: - Aggregate group: In a first theory class, of one hour and a half, the main contents of the subject shall be explained. For the adequate understanding of the lectures, the previous reading of the subject in the handbook of reference is recommended. - Small groups: In a second class (continuous assessment), study cases shall be solved and the students will have to discuss and legally argue about them. According with the new transitory teaching model approved (2020/2021 academic year) the teaching will be bimodal 50%, that is, synchronous online teaching in big or aggregate groups and face-to-face teaching in small groups. Personal tutor hours will be set according to the corresponding rules.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • ALBALADEJO. Derecho civil, II. Madrid: Edisofer. Última edición
  • DÍEZ-PICAZO. Fundamentos del Derecho civil patrimonial, I y IV. Cizur Menor: Thomson-Civitas. Última edición
  • DÍEZ-PICAZO y GULLÓN. Sistema de Derecho Civil, II. Madrid: Tecnos. Última edición
  • LACRUZ y otros. Elementos de Derecho civil, II. Madrid: Dykinson. Última edición
  • LASARTE. Principios de Derecho civil, III. Madrid-Barcelona: Marcial Pons. Última edición
  • LÓPEZ y VALPUESTA (editores). Derecho civil patrimonial, I. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. Última edición
  • LÓPEZ, MONTÉS Y ROCA. Derecho civil. Derecho de obligaciones y contratos. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. Ultima edición
  • MARTÍNEZ DE AGUIRRE y otros. Curso de Derecho civil, II. Madrid: Colex. Última edición
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • BERCOVITZ (director). Tratado de contratos. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. Última edición
  • BERGEL. Handbook on Spanish Patrimonial Law. Madrid: Tecnos. Última edición
  • CARRASCO. Derecho de contratos. Cizur Menor: Thomson-Aranzadi. Última edición
  • GULLÓN. Curso de Derecho civil. Contratos en especial. Responsabilidad extracontractual. Madrid: Tecnos. Última edición
  • PUIG BRUTAU. Fundamentos de Derecho civil, I-2º y II-3º. Barcelona: Bosch. Última edición
  • VV. AA.. Comentario del Código civil. Madrid: Ministerio de Justicia. Última edición
  • VV. AA.. Enciclopedia Jurídica Básica. Madrid: Civitas. Última edición
  • VV. AA.. Código civil comentado (dir. por A. Cañizares y otros). Cizur Menor: Thomson-Civitas. Última edición
  • VV. AA.. Comentarios al Código civil (dir. por R. Bercovitz). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. Última edición
  • VV. AA. . Comentarios al Código civil (dir. por A. Domínguez Luelmo). Valladolid: Lex Nova. Última edición
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