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PLS 107 CONTRACTS

PLS 107 Contracts

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PLS 107 Contracts

Credit Hours:   3.0            Contact Hours:   3.0         Lecture:   3.0      Lab:   N/A            Other:   N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in PLS 101

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the basic elements of contract law and contract formation and discharge, including offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity, intent, discharge, and remedies.  Students will learn to draft simple clauses and contracts.  The course also examines the roles of the paralegal, the code of professional ethics, and other related standards of proper conduct.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss and examine the codes of professional conduct;
  2. provide an overview of the area of contract law;
  3. identify, define, and explain the concept of offer;
  4. identify, define, and explain the concept of acceptance;
  5. identify, define, and explain the concept of consideration;
  6. identify, define, and explain the concept of legality of subject matter and contractual capacity;
  7. identify, define, and describe the concept of contractual intent;
  8. identify and describe a basic contract provision;
  9. identify, define, and describe the uniform commercial code;
  10. identify, define, and describe third party contracts;
  11. identify, define, and describe the concept of discharge of obligations;
  12. identify, define, and describe contract remedies; and
  13. draft simple contracts.