2023-2024 / DROI0101-1

Computer Law Contracts


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science4 crédits 


Benoît Kohl

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Study of the basis legal principles governing the negotiation, the formation and the performance of the contracts (including remedies for breach of contract). This first section of the course relies on the general law of obligations ; practical exemples are found in computer contracts. These contracts are studied in the second section of the course (ie contracts on purchase of hardware, contracts on softwares and contracts on maintenance of informatic systems). The next section of the course is devoted to the law on legal protection of softwares and to the on line sale of goods or services. The last section is the study of a model computer contrat.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To provide the students with an overview of the basic legal principles governing the contracts that they may prepare or sign in their future business activities. It will not be asked from the student to understand in depth of the legal thinking, neither to know the details of the rules. The main goal is to draw their attention on the problems that they will probably meet.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisite

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra lessons. No problem lectures. Analysis of contract clauses during the last course

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Ex cathendra and analyse of clause

Recommended or required readings

Slides, legal texts and model of contract

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

written exam in first session and oral exam in second session

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


B. Kohl (04/366.30.90) or Marie Lansmans (04.366.30.94)

Association of one or more MOOCs