CON101 | Contracts I

Course Information

  • 2019-20
  • CON101
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • I
  • Nov 2020
  • Core Course

Making a contract is a very common activity and part of our everyday experience e.g. selling and buying, banking, travelling etc. This Course deals comprehensively with the basic principles of law of Contracts, with special reference to Indian Contract law. Introduction to the laws of obligations with the foundation of legal liability in contract shall be the focus area for this course.
Further, Law of contracts is not just about contracts but is an introduction to legal reasoning and method. It is fundamental to how a person starts thinking as a lawyer. The development of this skill in the students will also be the focus of this course.

Contract Law I is a core course mandated by Bar Council and UGC and is a Foundational Course in law of contracts.


Course Coverage: The general principles of the laws of contract, including: the process of formation and performance of Contract, contractual capacity, factors vitiating consent, consideration, privity of contract, contractual terms and the implication of terms, principles relating to the discharge of contracts, illegality and remedies for breach of contract.

Students will have a broad understanding of the principles of the law of contract and be able to demonstrate their application to the essentials of formation, performance and discharge of contractual obligations in commercial situations. Quasi Contracts, formation of Government contracts will also be discussed.


Dr. Sairam Bhat

Professor of Law