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:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements should be able to:
- Identify, explain and demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of principles and issues of the law relating to contracts and contractual relationships;
- Identify, critically examine and explain knowledge and understanding of specific areas of the law relating to contractual relationships;
- Investigate, analyse and apply elements of contract law and related areas of the law relevant to commercial activities, to the wider commercial environment; and
- Plan, design and individually execute a substantial research based project that identifies and critically examines aspects of contracts and contractual relationships and demonstrates relevant research principles and techniques.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day non-compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final
assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both
prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment for this course will likely consist of:
- A 800 word research outline of a 7,500 word essay, on a topic of the student’s choice, subject to the lecturer’s approval: (10%) – learning outcomes 1,2 and 3.
- A 7,500 word essay referred to in (a) (90%) – all learning outcomes.
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Workload26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive - not compulsory). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed text for this course.
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents without an Australian law degree must have completed LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
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|
|9298||27 Nov 2017||27 Nov 2017||08 Dec 2017||17 Jan 2018||In Person||N/A|