• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Damian Clifford
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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The Contracts course is one of the foundation subjects in the law program and examines a central aspect of the law of obligations.


This course meets the requirements of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee Prescribed Academic Areas of Knowledge for Contracts. 

This course meets the following requirements of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee Prescribed Academic Areas of Knowledge for Equity: 

  • specific performance 
  • injunction 
  • damages in equity 
  • estoppel 
  • vitiating factors 
  • unconscionability 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Analyse and apply the fundamental principles of contract law.
  2. Propose solutions to resolve a range of hypothetical contract law problem scenarios.
  3. Communicate the principles and application of contract law to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and/or written formats.
  4. Critically analyse the theoretical underpinnings of the contract law topics covered in this course, with reference to their broader context and a range of diverse perspectives.
  5. Synthesise and apply a range of legally specific research principles, methods, primary legal resources, and tools to respond to a factually complex contract problem.

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. The proposed means of assessment for this course will provide students with at least two pieces of assessment, including one piece during the semester. More information about the means of assessment, including the relationship between the assessment and the learning outcomes of the course, will be available in the Class Summary and on the course WATTLE page. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

  • Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
  • Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Bachelor of Laws (ALLB) and have completed or be currently completing LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.


Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7133 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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