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    TRAN A817BF
    Principles of Contract Law in Bilingual Context
    TRAN A817BF
    Principles of Contract Law in Bilingual Context

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kelly Chan, BA, MA (CityU of HK); PhD (Edinburgh)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught through a face-to-face postgraduate mode commencing in January 2020. Lectures and tutorials will be scheduled for weekday evenings or Saturdays.

    This course is designed to teach students basic legal principles in contract law and the languages (both English and Chinese) used in such a legal context.

    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

    • Analyse the legal terms and principles in contract law;

    • Assess the language problems presented by contractual texts;

    • Compare the use of language in bilingual texts on contract law;

    • Translate legal texts on contract law effectively, using the skills and techniques covered in the course;

    • Carry out research in the field of contract law.

    This course intends to strengthen students’ ability to understand texts relating to contract law and to appreciate the language used in bilingual texts. It prepares students to apply the knowledge learned to translation tasks (such as the translation of sale of goods contracts, supply of goods/services contracts and employment contracts).

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Formation of contracts

    • Contract terms

    • Misrepresentation

    • Vitiating factors

    • Types of contracts

    • Study of cases

    • Study of bilingual texts

    Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Contact hours
    Two and a half hours per week.

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