This optional module aims at offering a thorough analysis of French, German and English contract law from a comparative perspective.
After an overview of the worldwide strong position of English, French and German private law, and most notably contract law, their historical roots will be analysed, including their mutual influence. Core concepts in the different legal systems will be discussed (cause/consideration; implied terms/moral principles; objective/subjective interpretation; etc.) and the more practically oriented English approach as opposed to the use of general principles on the continent (reasonablenes, good faith, fairness, equilibrium, protection of the weaker party). Also the influence of EU law will be discussed.
5,000-7,500 word essay