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.
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
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
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