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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations.
2apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues.
3critically analyse aspects of contract law from a number of theoretical perspectives.
4develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases.
5write in clear and logical language.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations.
  2. apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues.
  3. critically analyse aspects of contract law from a number of theoretical perspectives.
  4. develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases.
  5. write in clear and logical language.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Legal Problem40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Legal Problem40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Legal Problem40%
Exam: open book60%
Notice

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