Understanding PS Atiyah (contract law) -help!
November 22, 2012 5:07 AM Subscribe
I was wondering if anyone here who is doing/have done law could help point me to resources or journal articles (which we've not been introduced to. I only know of the case databases: lexis and westlaw) that would help me demystify a contract law question I've been set by my seminar leader?
I'm basically a first year undergraduate llb law student at an English university; I'm studying contract law as one of the compulsory first year modules.
posted by anonymous to Education (8 answers total)
This is the question we've been told to think about (with reference to this case: The Moorcock  14 PD 64):
"Whenever a person is held bound by a promise or a contract contrary to his actual intent or understanding, it is plain that the liability is based not on some notion of a voluntary assumption of obligation, but on something else." - Patrick S. Atiyah
My classmates and I had hoped that we would be set a problem question instead for our first assignment, but alas..
I feel like we're being thrown in the deep end in being set something which calls for critical analysis only a month into the course. I have no problems understanding cases, I just find the way in which the question's set rather daunting.
I'd be really grateful for any pointers.
Thanks very much in advance