The course covers a number of aspects of contract law and associated doctrines which are either the subject of recent litigation or are in the process of change. The course is consequently flexible to a degree.
Topics to be covered include:
- Extra-contractual liability which may arise in the course of negotiating for a contract;
- The ability of parties to defer agreement on particular matters;
- The doctrine of privity of contract and means of overcoming its limitations
- The various remedies for breach - equitable, common law and self-help.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
A participant who has successfully completed this course should have:
- A deeper understanding of aspects of the law relating to a contractual relationship than is possible in an undergraduate degree;
- A rounded knowledge of specific areas of the law relating to a contractual relationship;
- A thorough grasp of those elements of contract law and related areas of the law which are relevant to commercial life.
Assessment is one 8,000 word assignment or two 4,000 word assignments on a topic(s) of the student’s choice (subject to the lecturer’s approval).
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus additional study time.
Intensive dates for 2014: 25-26 October & 8-9 November. Attendance is not compulsory. This course can be completed online.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A set of reading materials will be prepared and made available electronically approximately one month before classes start.
Assumed knowledge: Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law (LAWS8015) or an LLB or JD degree.
Required skills: Ability to read and understand selected cases and statutes.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8346||25 Oct 2014||25 Oct 2014||07 Nov 2014||21 Dec 2014||In Person||N/A|