Contracts - Part A
|Course code LAWS3004A||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School|
LLB courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB); Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. The separate elements of the sequence must be completed in consecutive terms ie without an intervening term.
Examines the principles of contract law, including the law relating to formation, estoppel, parties, content and interpretation, excuses from performance (invalidating factors and termination) and remedies. The course considers the functions of contract law and its limitations, contract theories and the historical background to the law of contract together with the forces which are shaping its development.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||At the end of this course students should be able to demonstrate the following:|
(i) Developed knowledge and critical understanding of modern Australian contract law, including the transactional and policy frameworks within which it operates
(ii) A developed capacity to read, analyse and learn from cases
(iii) A developed capacity to answer legal problems arising in contractual disputes (including the capacity to present the analysis of legal problems in a logical manner and in clear, concise, correct English).
|Content||This course examines the general law of contract and some legislation rules relating to|
(i) Formation (Agreement, Intention, Consideration, Certainty)
(iii) Parties (Third parties, Agency)
(iv)Content (Express Terms - Incorporation, Express Terms - Interpretation,Implied Terms)
(v)Obligations (Performance and Breach)
(vi)Excuses for non Performance (Invalidating factors - misrepresentation and misleading conduct, mistake, unconsionable conduct, illegality; Termination breach, non-fulfilment of contingent conditions, frustration)
(vii)Remedies (damages, restitution, account of profit and orders to perform)
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A and LAWS2003B for students enrolled in combined law degree programs|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for LAWS3004A|