German Contract Law

This programme provides a full picture of German Contract Law and the all-important differences with the English Legal System. The course also outlines a history of the German Legal System.

Created By

Abe C




German Contract Law


Course Overview

German Civil Law is the foundation of private law rules in many civilian jurisdictions. It regularly features in international arbitration and has been extremely present in attempts at European civil law unification. A basic understanding of German Contract Law, in particular, will help prepare students for careers in academia, by exploring the fundamental foundations of German Contract Law from a comparative perspective, or in practice, in advising clients and cooperating with lawyers from civilian jurisdictions. This course will: provide an overview of the historical foundations of German Civil Law; explain how contracts are formed in Germany; consider the liability that arises pre-and post-contract and discuss the provisions which apply when a contract breaks down.

Course Content


5 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

German Civil Law

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Formation and Content of a Contract

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Grounds for Invalidity

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Pre-Contractual Liability

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Performance and Breach

60 minutes

Key Skills


Exam Skills

Public Law

Constitutional Law


Abe C

Law Specialist

Abe is a recent law graduate passionate about passing on what he has learned to the next generation of law students! Not only does he have a specific concentration in German Law, but he is able to teach all LLB modules.