Contract Law Course

Course Outline

  •   PART I Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  •   PART II United Nations "Covenant for the International Sale of Goods" (CISG)
  •   PART III US Code/Federal Acquisition Regulation (US Federal/Public Sector Contract)
  •   PART IV Other National Contract Law (Primarily China )

Contract Formation 

A. Mutual Assent
B. Consideration

C. Lawful Purpose & Competent Parties

Contract Formalities & Defects

A. Written Contracts
B. Defective Contracts
C. Long Term Contracting

Contract Performance

A. Buyer's & Seller's Obligations
B. Risk of Loss
C. Defenses to Performance

D. Termination & Cancellation of Contracts

Warranties & Product Liability

A. UCC, CISG, FAR, and Chinese Law Warranties
B. Express Warranties
C. Disclaimers of Warranties
D. Product Liability


A. Generally
B. UCC - Sale of Goods

E. Chinese Law
F. Limitation of Liability & Indemnification

Law of Agency

A. Principal - Agent Relationship
B. Duties of the Parties
C. Authority of the Agent

D. Liability of the Parties

Other Laws Affecting Purchasing

A. Intellectual Property
B. Antitrust and Unfair Trade Practices
C. Environmental Law
D. Other Federal Laws


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