Contracts - Part B

Course code LAWS3004B
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and critically evaluate modern Australian contract law, including the transactional and policy frameworks within which it operates.

2. Comprehend, analyse and critically evaluate primary legal materials.

3. Create persuasive legal and factual arguments relating to contract disputes, and form critical judgments about their likely resolution.

4. Present the results of your analysis in writing in a logical manner and in clear, concise, correct English.

Content

This course examines the general law of contract and some legislation relating to:
 

  1. Formation (Agreement, Intention, Consideration, Certainty)
  2. Estoppel
  3. Parties (Third parties, Agency)
  4. Content (Express Terms - Incorporation, Express Terms Interpretation, Implied Terms)
  5. Obligations (Performance and Breach)
  6. Excuses for non Performance ( Invalidating Factors misrepresentation and misleading conduct, mistake, unconscionable conduct, illegality; Termination breach, non-fulfilment of contingent conditions, frustration)
  7. Remedies (damages, restitution, account of profit and orders to perform)

Multi-term Sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.

Requisites

The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.

Assumed Knowledge

LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A and LAWS2003B for students enrolled in combined law degree programs

Assessment Items

In Term Test: 2 x In Class Examinations (open book)

Formal Examination: 2 x Formal Examinations (open book)

Essay: Research Essay

In Term Test: Take Home Examination Problem-Based

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term