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Lismore
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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.

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 high levels of skill 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. critically analyse aspects of Contract Law from a number of theoretical perspectives
  4. develop high levels of skill in the reading of statutes and cases

Prescribed texts

  • Paterson, J & Robertson, A , 2020, Contract: Cases and Materials, 14th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney.
  • Paterson, J & Robertson, A, 2020, Principles of Contract Law, 6th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455236001.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning self paced (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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