Undergraduate | UNE-LAW172 | 2023
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Cover principles of common law, equity, statutory provisions, interpretation and enforceability in relation to contracts. Use critical thinking, communication and judgement to analyse case law, persuade and find solutions.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 16 weeks
- 26 June 2023,
- 23 Oct 2023
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the broad theoretical basis of the law of contract and its social context;
- understand and evaluate rules relating to the formation of enforceable contracts, identifying and defining terms, performance, discharge and remedies;
- demonstrate an understanding of the principles of common law, equity and statutory provisions relevant to a contract's interpretation; and
- critically analyse and consolidate the relevant law to identify contract law issues and provide persuasive legal arguments and solutions to fact-based problems.
- Topics are available to enrolled students in this unit through the unit's Moodle site.
In an era of global business transformation and the rise of privatisation, studying Contract Law will equip you with a solid understanding of the journey through a contract, ensuring you have the skills to apply to real-world business scenarios. This subject examines the legal aspects of obligations arising from agreements or promises and will provide you with a thorough overview of the formation of enforceable contracts, identifying and defining terms, performance, discharge and remedies. This subject meets the Priestley requirements for contracts.
Assignment 1: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4;
Assignment 2: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4;
Open Book Exam: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
- Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
- Assignment 1 (10%)
- Assignment 2 (40%)
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- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lecture and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
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