• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dilan Thampapillai
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2021
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Content:
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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify, explain and demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of principles and issues of the law relating to contracts and contractual relationships;
  2. Identify, critically examine and explain knowledge and understanding of specific areas of the law relating to contractual relationships;
  3. Investigate, analyse and apply elements of contract law and related areas of the law relevant to commercial activities, to the wider commercial environment; and
  4. 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 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]
  2. A 7,500 word essay (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

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 3 contact hours per week.


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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (MLLM); Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP); OR Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL) Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

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.

Preliminary Reading

An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.

Fees

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:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6515 22 Nov 2021 TBA TBA 14 Jan 2022 In Person N/A

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