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
- damages in equity
- vitiating factors
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse and apply the fundamental principles of contract law.
- Propose solutions to resolve a range of hypothetical contract law problem scenarios.
- 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.
- 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.
- Synthesise and apply a range of legally specific research principles, methods, primary legal resources, and tools to respond to a factually complex contract problem.
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 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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- 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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Requisite and Incompatibility
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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:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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