Fundamentals of Contract Law
Absorb the fundamental principles of contract law by examining contracts (agreement, form or consideration, formalities, privity and capacity), contents and construction, express and implied terms, and excluding or limiting terms.
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- 17 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal framework for contract law, including formation, content and interpretation of contracts in Australian law
- Critically evaluate policy issues discussed in law reform proposals with current contract law issues and private law transactions
- Analyse and research complex problems relating to contract law and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
- Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to contract law and generate appropriate responses.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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This subject explores the fundamental principles of contract law. It examines the requirements for the formation of a contract and examines the 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 you 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.
The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
- Assessment Task 1 - Linked CLOs 3,4 (20%)
- Assessment Task 2 - Linked CLOs 3,4 (30%)
- Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs 1,2,4 (50%)
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