The Contracts course is one of the foundation subjects in the law program and examines a central aspect of the law of obligations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- the acquisition of a detailed knowledge of the principles of contract law covered in this subject and the ability to demonstrate understanding of the development of these principles;
- the ability to apply this knowledge and understanding to hypothetical fact scenarios in order to identify legal issues in such a scenario and provide advice to a hypothetical client on the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s case;
- the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing their knowledge and understanding of the principles of contract law covered and the way in which that knowledge is applied to resolve hypothetical problems involving the topics covered in the course;
- the ability to demonstrate where relevant an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the topics covered; and
- a development of skills in legal research and legal writing.
This course is taken in the second semester of first year for all undergraduate students. Students undertaking a full time Juris Doctor will study Contracts in the first semester of first year.
- The assessment for this course will involve a compulsory piece of written assessment during the semester and a final exam in the examination period. More information about the means of assessment and the relationship of the assessment to the learning outcomes of the course will be available on the course home page by the first week of semester. (null) [LO null]
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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WorkloadThe course will be delivered through a combination of lectures and turorials. Tutorials are interactive and students are expected to come to their tutorials prepared to engage actively with their material and each other. Students are expected to devote approximately 10 hours per week, including class time, to this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- 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
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.