Harvard University Free Online Course on ContractsX 2017

The Harvard University is offering free online course on ContractsX 2017. This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts.

Students will learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. This course will start on October 10, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3-6 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $125
Session: Course Starts on October 10, 2017

Providers’ Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge.

About This Course

Learn about contracts from Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, one of the world’s leading authorities on contract law. Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. But when will the law refuse to honor a promise? What happens when one party does not hold to their part of the deal? This version of the course adds new units on Interpretation, Agency, Partnerships, Corporations, and Government Regulation.

Why Take This Course?

This contract law course, with new materials and updated case examples, is designed to introduce the range of issues that arise when entering and enforcing contracts. It will provide an introduction to what a contract is and also analyze the purpose and significance of contracts.

Learning Outcomes

  • A theoretical background of contracts, trust, and promise.
  • How to form contracts through valid offer and acceptance.
  • Limits to enforcing contracts.
  • Issues excusing contractual performance.
  • Available remedies for contractual breaches.
  • Third parties’ ability to enforce contracts.
  • The limitations of contract law.
  • How courts interpret contracts.
  • Relationship of Contracts to Agency, Partnership, Corporations and Regulation.
  • How to read through contracts to apply these key concepts and understand potential issues and outcomes.

Instructors

Charles Fried

Charles Fried is the Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he has been teaching since 1961.  Most recently, Fried has taught Contracts and Constitutional Law.

Requirements

None

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