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Contract Law (4 cr)

Code: HL00BD07-3015

General information


Enrollment

01.11.2022 - 05.01.2023

Timing

09.01.2023 - 19.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Business

Campus

Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Management

Teachers

  • Hannu Juntunen

Groups

  • HTL22SA
    Liiketalouden tutkinto-ohjelma (AMK)

Objective

The object of the course
In this course, you will familiarize yourself with the basic concepts and definitions of jurisprudence, as well as the legislation governing contract law and environmental legislation, principles of contract law, and legal practice. You will develop your own expertise in contract law matters and apply what you have learned in practical situations. Contract law is the most central legal area, and you will need the knowledge of contract law not only in your studies, but also constantly in your work, irrespective of whether you work in the private or public sector.

Course competences
Sustainable development
Operating in a workplace

The learning objectives of the course
You understand the basic legal concepts and definitions. You are familiar with the legislation governing contract law and the general principles of contract law and key issues about sustainable development and their connection to contract law. You recognize the legal question at stake in the court case. You are capable of preparing documents related to contract law.

Content

The Finnish legal system
Legal action and legal capacity
Conclusion and termination of contract
Form, content and interpretation of contracts
Legal practice

The course covers basic concepts related to jurisprudence and sustainable development, questions related to making and terminating a contract, and invalidity. The starting points related to the interpretation of agreements and related jurisprudence.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Lecture materials, relevant legislation; Recommended eBook: Hemmo, M. 2017. Sopimusoikeus. Helsinki. WSOY Pro.

Teaching methods

The course will be completed by participating in lecture teaching, which is carried out as face-to-face teaching in a classroom setting and, according to a separate announcement, also as online lectures (webinar) as well as independently following online lectures offered by external parties. In addition, the course includes learning assignments and exercises as well as classroom pair/group assignments.

Exam schedules

Exam is in the Moodle 5. - 7. May 2023. The first resit exam will open on 19 May 2023 at 7:00 and close on 21 May 2023 at 23.59. The second resit exam will open on 26 May 2023 at 7:00 and close on 28 May 2023 at 23.59. Retake will be possible during that time without a time limit.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

The use of an optional completion method is subject to a well-founded reason that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Student workload

The learning assignments will mainly consist of court cases related to the application of legislation and the preparation of documents. Two (2) weeks have been reserved for completing each learning assignment so that the assignment will open and close at a specified time.
Student workload in hours:
face-to-face hours 22 h
virtual learning 38 h (including an online exam)
independent pair/group work 35 h
independent study / completion of learning assignments 40 h

Content scheduling

The lectures will be held on a weekly basis on a variety of topics. At the same time, the student will complete learning assignments/exercises in accordance with the given schedule. The pair assignments/exercises conducted in lieu of the weekly lectures will be separately agreed upon in connection with the classes.

Further information

Written feedback on the learning assignments every 3 to 4 weeks after the expiry of the time limit given for returning the assignment. The pair/group assignments conducted or presented during the class will be reviewed and feedback will be received on them during the class, and they also involve self and peer assessment.
Avoin AMK (Open UAS)

Evaluation scale

0-5

Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Adequate 1
You understand the basic legal concepts and definitions sustainable development. You are familiar with the legislation governing contract law and the general principles of contract law. You recognize the legal question at stake in the court case. You know how to prepare contractual documents by taking into account the requirements of sustainable development.

Satisfactory 2
You understand the basic legal concepts and definitions and sustainable development. You are familiar with the legislation governing contract law and the general principles of contract law and are capable of applying them in practical assignments. You recognize the legal question at stake in the court case and the applicable points of law. You know how to prepare contractual documents by taking into account the requirements of sustainable development.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Good 3
You understand the basic legal concepts and definitions and sustainable development. You are familiar with the legislation governing contract law and the general principles of contract law and are capable of applying them in practical assignments. You recognise the legal question at stake in the court case and the applicable points of law and comply with the instructions provided for resolving a court case. You are able to draw up contractual documents and know the general principles of contract law pertaining to them and the formal requirement imposed by legislation by taking into account the requirements of sustainable development..

Very Good 4
You master the basic legal concepts and definitions and sustainable development and are able to use them in practical situations. You are familiar with the legislation governing contract law and the general principles of contract law and are capable of applying them in practical assignments. You recognize the legal question at stake in the court case and the applicable points of law and resolve the case in accordance with the instructions provided. You are able to draw up contractual documents and know the general principles of contract law pertaining to them and the formal requirement imposed by legislation by taking into account the requirements of sustainable development.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent 5
You master the basic legal concepts and definitions and sustainable development and are able to use them in practical situations. You are familiar with the legislation governing contract law and the general principles of contract law and are capable of applying them in practical assignments. You recognize the legal question at stake in the court case and the applicable points of law and are capable of analyzing the case in a versatile way, showing problem-centred resolving ability. You are able to draw up contractual documents and interpret completed contracts and guide other members of the work community in the drawing up of documents by taking into account the requirements of sustainable development.