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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Contract Law
    • Agreement
    • Consideration
    • Intention
    • Certainty and Formalities
    • Capacity and Privity
    • Contents of a contract - Express Terms
    • Contents of a contract - Implied Terms
    • Contents of a contract - Excluding and Limiting Terms
    • Revision and Exam preparation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal framework for contract law, including formation, content and interpretation of contracts in Australian law
  2. critically evaluate policy issues discussed in law reform proposals with current contract law issues and private law transactions
  3. analyse and research complex problems relating to contract law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
  4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to contract law and generate appropriate responses.
  • Assignment 1 - Open book invigilated exam (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Letter of advice (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Problem-based task (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 studies the fundamental principles of contract law. It examines the requirements for the formation of a contract (i.e. agreement, form or consideration, formalities, privity and capacity). It also considers the contents and construction of a contract, including express and implied terms, as well as excluding or limiting terms. The unit provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further and more specific contract law studies as part of Advanced Contract Law in the Juris Doctor.

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