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Gold Coast
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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

Module 1:  The nature of Contract and Agreement (Formation)

Module 2:  Consideration, Intention and Certainty (Formation)

Module 3:  Formalities, Capacity and Privity (Enforcement)

Module 4:  Express terms (Content of the Contract)

Module 5:  Construing the Terms

Module 6:  Implied terms & Frustration

 

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
3analyse aspects of contract law from a number of critical perspectives
4develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases

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

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Twice weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Twice weekly)
Assessment
Exam: open book60%
Report40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Twice weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Twice weekly)
Assessment
Exam: open book60%
Report40%
Notice

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Fee information

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