- Code LAWS8218
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Legal Practice
- Academic career PGRD
- John Eldridge
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Summer Session 2023
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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:
- 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.
- 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) [LO 1,2,3]
- A 7,500 word essay (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 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.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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Readings/E brick will be made available on Wattle two weeks prior to the course commencement date.
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