Contract Law

Course code LEGL2005Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

This course is not available to students enrolled in a combined law degree program.

Develops topics in contract introduced in LEGL1001 including consideration, estoppel, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence, the terms of the contract and the ending of contractual obligations, with emphasis on modification of the common law by statute, eg consumer protection provisions.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThere are many areas of contract law which are relevant in professional fields outside the legal profession. This course will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of contract law and the role it plays in everyday life, both within business and beyond. This course will teach students to critically reflect upon and analytically apply the law relevant to contracts in the context of professional practice, responsibility and legal risk management for economics, commerce, management and other business professionals.
ContentThe topics covered will include:
1. Formation of contracts
2. Terms of Contracts
3. Parties to Contracts
4. Estoppel
5. Unconscionability
6. Illegal Contracts
7. Discharging Contracts and Remedies
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLEGL1001 Foundations of Law
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Take HomeStudents will be given 1 week to complete exam.
Worth 35% of total grade.
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term