Applied Contract Law
Sharpen your understanding of contract law principles. Learn how contracts are formed, negotiated and performed. Explore the circumstances in which a contract can be terminated. Focus particularly on the role of the contract in the business world.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain and demonstrate the principles of contract law relevant to the formation and operation of a contract
- identify, interpret and explain standard clauses in business contracts and apply them to business scenarios
- identify risks inherent in negotiating, making and managing business contracts and discuss potential clauses and strategies to minimise those risks
- construct business directed communication related to contract development, interpretation, management and effect.
- Introduction and Overview
- Negotiating the contract
- Formation of the contract
- The content of the contract 1
- The content of the contract 2
- Performing the contract
- Ending the contract
- Undoing the contract: vitiating factors - Common Law
- Undoing the contract: vitiating factors - Statute
- The consequences of ending the contract: remedies
- Resolving contract disputes - a practical guide
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject covers the formation, negotiation and operation of contracts, the role and structure of the contents of a business contract including: boilerplate and common clauses, risk management and termination clauses, the type and scope of contract remedies and dispute resolution.
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- Problem Based Assignment (20%)
- Project (30%)
- Invigilated Final Examination (50%)
Contract Law in Context, 1st ed.
Jason Harris and Christopher Croese
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