Private Law 1

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode RGPPR50105
Vaknaam Private Law 1
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (block 4)
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Leerdoelen The course is designed to focus on the key concepts and doctrines of contract law and tort law.
After finishing this course you are capable
- to understand the basic concepts of contract law and tort law (what is their content and function);
- to apply these concepts in cases on a basic level;
- to work with systems of contract law and tort law (how do concepts, ideas and rules relate to each other).
Omschrijving Private Law I addresses the major concepts, objectives and problems of contract law and of tort law. The contract law part includes topics such as party autonomy, formation processes, and remedies. Topics of tort law include fault and risk based liability and issues of damages. Where possible, the course will take the Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law, DCFR (2009) as a point of departure. The course aims at providing the students with a general understanding of the main characteristics and functions of contract law and of tort law.
Teaching method: This course consists of lectures and tutorials. In the tutorials the students practice by means of assignments which have to be prepared in advance.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkgroep
(7 2-hour lectures + 7 2-hour tutorials)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal indien mogelijk)
(Resit will be oral if less than 10 participants Tentamendata)
Vaksoort p-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator prof. mr. dr. A.J. Verheij
Docent(en) prof. mr. dr. C.M.D.S. Pavillon ,prof. mr. dr. A.J. Verheij
Verplichte literatuur
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  • This course is only accessible for students who are registered for the Bachelor's degree 'International and European Law' (in 2018-2019 only for repeaters) or pre-master programme students provided that the course is part of the pre-master programme.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
  • During the first year of registration, regular first year students will have the opportunity, under certain conditions, to sit an additional prolonged oral resit exam in the same examination period as in which the (written)resit of that course takes place. For conditions and procedure, please check the Study and Information Guide for international students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester II b optional
LLB International and European Law 1 semester II b a. comp/repeaters
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track International Commercial Law 1 semester II b compulsory
Pre-master Rechtsgeleerdheid (Recht en Bestuur), Gov. and Law in Dig. Society  (For social science students) 1 semester II b compulsory