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.
|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||analyse aspects of contract law from a number of critical perspectives|
|4||develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations
- apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues
- analyse aspects of contract law from a number of critical perspectives
- develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Paterson, J, Robertson, A & Duke, A, 2020, Contract: Cases and Materials, 14th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
- Paterson, J, Robertson, A & Duke, A, 2020, Principles of Contract Law, 6th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
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