Examines the principles of contract law and how they regulate ‘private’ obligations entered into between individuals, and/or individual legal entities. Introduces some theoretical influences that shaped development of common law contract principles. Discusses legal principles related to formation of a contract, formalities and the meaning given to the terms of the contract.
Topic 1: The Nature of Contract Law
Topic 2: Agreement
Topic 3: Consideration
Topic 4: Intention to Create a Binding Legal Contract
Topic 5: Certainty
Topic 6: Formalities
Topic 7: Capacity
Topic 8: Detrimental Reliance and Unjust Enrichment
Topic 9: Express Terms
Topic 10: Construing Express Terms
Topic 11: Parties to a Contract – Privity
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically analyse aspects of contract law from a number of theoretical perspectives.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||write in clear and logical language.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Paterson, J, Robertson, A & Duke, A, 2016, Contract: Cases and Materials, 13th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
- Paterson, J, Robertson, A & Duke, A, 2016, Principles of Contract Law, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
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