PRESENTATION SUBJECTS FOR CONTRACT
choose one of the following six questions to present.
You must prepare a 5-minute
oral presentation on video and PowerPoint slides (or similar)
that you will upload to Canvas.
You must verify your
identity by showing your Student ID card at the beginning of your
You can film/video
yourself using laptops, mobile phones, web cams or any source that will film
you delivering the presentation [if you use an Apple device to record
yourself, you will need to convert this before uploading the file].
You will then
upload to Canvas 2 THINGS – your video presentation AND your PowerPoint
Please bear in mind
that it takes time for video files to be uploaded, so you will need to be
DO NOT LEAVE IT TO
THE LAST MOMENT TO UPLOAD YOUR ASSIGNMENT
Please note the
respective full citation/reference of all cases/journal articles/other
sources should be on the submitted slides, using OSCOLA referencing.
should be 5 minutes long.
You will be awarded
marks as follows:
50 Marks for knowledge of the topic
30 Marks for presentation style
20 Marks for your slides (PowerPoint)
The presentation is
worth 50% of your marks in Contract Law this year, so it is an
The questions have
been listed by topic below.
You will submit a video file and PowerPoint slides.
You may be able to record yourself in front of your
PowerPoint, but we need 2 THINGS:
1. The video of you speaking on ONE of
the questions below: To see and hear you clearly in the video
2. The PowerPoint
slides which accompany your video presentation.
DO YOUR BEST
Offer and Acceptance
the facts and legal reasoning in the American case of Leonard v
Pepsico 88 F. Supp. 2d 116 (S.D.N.Y. 1999), explain why the claimant did
not obtain a Harrier jet.
Using the facts
and judgment in Blue v Ashley  EWHC 1928, explain the
formation of a legally binding contract.
3. ‘Consideration is just an artificial tool
in order to enforce promises. It would be far better to get rid of
consideration altogether and establish intention to be legally bound
as the stamp of contractual enforceability.’ Discuss
4. Under what circumstances should the courts
allow promissory estoppel to assist someone who is being sued for an unpaid
portion of an outstanding debt?
5. Explain the law on implied terms with reference
to the case of Marks and Spencer v BNP Paribas  UKSC 72
6. The law surrounding the enforceability of
exclusion clauses and unfair contract terms needs urgent reform. Does the
Consumer Rights Act 2015 do enough to address this need? Discuss.