About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
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- PROGRESSIVE DEGREE CANDIDATES
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
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Contracts (LLM Only) (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-503
- Class Number: 04032
- Instructor: James Curtis
This course will provide students with a wide-ranging introduction to and overview of Contracts law. Topics to be covered include offer and acceptance, consideration, capacity to contract and defenses to contract formation. In addition, students will learn key principles such as the Statute of Frauds, the Parol Evidence Rule, assignment and delegation, and laws governing third party beneficiaries to a contract. Legal rules which permit contract duties to be discharged will be discussed. Students will learn the remedies which are available for breach of contract. The duty to mitigate damages will also be explored. The course will include exercises designed to help students practice and apply the concepts learned.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: Monday, 4:00p-5:50p
- Room Number: Room 7
- Exam: In-Class final examination
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Encouraged, but not required or graded
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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