Class Law of Obligations I

  • Presentation


    The Law of Obligations is one of the most important branches of Civil Law. The curricular unit allows students to acquire knowledge about the fundamental notions of the Law of Obligations and its sources. The knowledge and skills acquired in this curricular unit shall be completed by another discipline during the 2 semester - Law of Obligations II.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Part I. Fundamental introductory notions

    I. Preliminary considerations: framework, importance, interest, program of study

    II. Concept and function of the obligational legal relationship

    III. The relationship between the obligational legal relationship and other legal relationships

    IV. Assumptions of obligational legal relationship

    V. civil obligations v. natural obligations

    VI. Principles of Law of Obligations - enunciation

    Part II – SOURCES (except Torts)

    I Contracts;

    II Unilateral legal transactions;

    III Negotiorum gestion;

    IV Unjust enrichment.

    Part III - Types of obligations

  • Objectives


    At first, the study of the Law of Obligations I allows to provide students with the necessary tools to acquire essential knowledge about the basic notions on this matter. Secondly, it is intended that students acquire knowledge about the sources of Obligations Law (with emphasis on contracts), so that they can identify, enunciate and problematize theoretical and practical issues. Thus, this discipline aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge of legislation, doctrine and jurisprudence in the field of Law of Obligations I. The student must acquire the knowledge taught, must have the ability to resolve practical cases within the scope of the subjects taught and must take a critical attitude towards the arguments presented.

  • References


    COSTA, M. J. Almeida - Direito das Obrigações , 12.ª Ed., Coimbra, Almedina, 2018, ISBN : 9789724040332.

    LEITÃO, Luís Menezes, Direito das Obrigações Vol. I, Coimbra, 2022, reimp. 2023

    VARELA, João de Matos Antunes - Das Obrigações em Geral , volume I, 10.ª edição, revista e atualizada, Coimbra: Almedina, 2021, ISBN: 978-972-40-1389-3.



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