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Unit description

Examines the legal and fundamental equitable principles and the statutory framework that govern contractual relations in Australia, including the performance and termination of contractual relations, remedies and vitiating factors. Critical theoretical perspectives and the key policy issues which have informed the development of various equitable and statutory interventions in the common law of contract in Australia are also analysed.

Unit content

Topic 1 Filling the Gaps: Implied Terms
Topic 2 Filling the Gaps: Frustration
Topic 3 Performance
Topic 4 Termination for Failure to Perform
Topic 5 Remedies
Topic 6 Tainted Contracts: Misinformation
Topic 7 Tainted Contracts: Abuse of Power
Topic 8 Tainted Contracts: Illegality

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issuesCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3critically analyse aspects of Contract Law from a number of theoretical perspectivesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4develop high levels of skill in the reading of statutes and casesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5write in clear and logical language.Communication and social skills

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

  1. identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically analyse aspects of Contract Law from a number of theoretical perspectives
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop high levels of skill in the reading of statutes and cases
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. write in clear and logical language.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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