Dr Ruth Atkins
Senior Lecturer
Legal Studies
Telephone: (01792) 295862
Room: Office - 050
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Dr Ruth Atkins joined the School of Law in 2018 as Module Director for Contract Law, having lectured for many years at Aberystwyth University. Following her first degree in Law and Criminal Justice, her early career was spent in commercial management in the IT and healthcare services sectors. A return to academia enabled her to gain an LLM in International Business Law followed by a fully funded scholarship to research for her PhD on ‘Computers, Software & Contractual Liability’. Her research has been published in leading contract law and information technology law journals and she is an experienced supervisor and examiner of LLM and PhD candidates in the fields of contract, commercial and copyright law. 

Ruth holds a PGCE in HE and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2007.  She received a Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and a further Learning and Teaching Online Award in 2015.   
She has co-authored the previous two editions of Koffman and Macdonald’s Law of Contract (2014) and (2018) with Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Macdonald and very much enjoys teaching Contract Law.  

Teaching

  • LA-361 Contract Law for Graduate Diploma in Law

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within the law of contract include contract formation and contents, vitiating and avoidance factors, terms and performance of contract as well as remedies.

  • LA-369A Coursework 1 & 2 for Graduate Diploma in Law

    The module is personal study, by which students submit two pieces of coursework from either LA-362, LA-365 or LA-366 or La-361, LA-367 or LA-368.

  • LAA100 Contract Law 1

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 1 include contract formation and contents, terms of a contract, and the regulation of exemption clauses and unfair terms under both the common law and statutory regimes.

  • LAA100C Cyfraith Contract 1

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 1 include contract formation and contents, terms of a contract, and the regulation of exemption clauses unfair terms under both the common law and statutory regimes.

  • LAA104 Contract Law 1

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within the Contract Law 1 include contract formation and terms of a contract.

  • LAA104C Cyfraith Contract 1

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 1 include contract formation and terms of a contract.

  • LAA108 Contract Law 2

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 2 include misrepresentation, termination, remedies for breach of contract, and duress and undue influence.

  • LAA108C Cyfraith Contract 2

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 2 include misrepresentation, termination, remedies for breach of contract, and duress and undue influence.

  • LAA112 Contract Law 2

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 2 include misrepresentation, termination and remedies for breach of contract.

  • LAA112C Cyfraith Contract 2

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 2 include misrepresentation, termination and remedies for breach of contract.

  • LAQ200 Contract Law 1

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 1 include contract formation and contents, terms of a contract, and the regulation of exemption clauses unfair terms under both the common law and statutory regimes.

  • LAQ208 Contract Law 2

    The law of contract is at the heart of the system of obligations in law and forms, together with tort and restitution, elements of the law of obligations. It provides the essential foundation for further subjects in the areas of commercial, consumer, company and business law as well as international trade. The matters covered within Contract Law 2 include misrepresentation, termination, remedies for breach of contract, and duress and undue influence.