Checking date: 07/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Contract Law
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (321)

Coordinating teacher: CRESPO MORA, MARIA CARMEN

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Private Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Civil law I
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, in a subject as dynamic as contract Law, 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, we analyze the concept of contract, its essential elements, its effects and inefficacy. With regard to each contract, we 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. We are within a part of the Civil Law that has a scope beyond it, because it extends to other fields of Law, specially Commercial Law and Labour Law. When studying Contract Law we have to take into account the European Law of contracts because there is a tendency towards its uniformity in the European Union. It also has to be studied from the protection of consumer¿s perspective, making a special reference to the conclusion of contracts with general conditions.
Learning activities and methodology
Three on-site hours shall be taught every week. 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. In a second class (continuous valuation), practical cases shall be solved and the students will have to discuss and legally argue about them. Personal tutor hours will be essential in order to complete the knowlegde of the students.
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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