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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Drafting Skills
    • Performance & Termination of Contracts
    • Remedies for Breach of Contract
    • Detrimental Reliance and Unjust Enrichment
    • Frustration
    • Vitiating Factors: Misinformation
    • Vitiating Factors: Abuse of Power This topic continues the examination of important principles of contract law
    • Vitiating Factors: Rescission
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. knowledge of a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of Australian contract law including a sound understanding of the grounds on which a contract may be deemed void, rescinded and/or terminated and the ability to identify the various forms of relief and remedies which may be available in these circumstances
  2. demonstrate sophisticated and advanced cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to contract law and generate appropriate responses
  3. the capacity to articulate and apply those principles to specific fact scenarios and come to a well-reasoned conclusion on the relevant legal obligations and likely outcomes
  4. the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively to a range of different audiences.
  • Assignment 1 - Memorandum of Advice (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Multiple Choice (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject builds on the foundational skills and knowledge obtained in Fundamentals of Contract Law. This unit is designed to provide an overview of the vitiating factors affecting contracts, including misinformation, abuse of power and illegality. This unit will also introduce students to key related concepts, such as equitable estoppel and restitution. Finally, as part of this subject, students will study the various ways in which contracts may be discharged and/or terminated and the relevant remedies and relief which may be available in these circumstances.

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