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.
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- 29 Jun 2020
- 26 Oct 2020
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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.
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass UNE-LAW100 and UNE-LSU100 subjects. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not receive a satisfactory result for UNE-LAW100 and UNE-LSU100.
- EquipmentDetails - 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)
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject deals with the legal aspects of obligations arising from agreements or promises and of certain other obligations that for historic or doctrinal reasons are seen as similar in nature. Contract Law deals primarily with the formation of enforceable contracts, identifying and defining terms, performance, discharge and remedies. This subject meets the Priestley requirements for contracts.
Written Assessment: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Quizzes: 4 quizzes completed over the Trimester. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1 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.
- UNE Trimester 2 - Written Assessment (40%)
- UNE Trimester 2 - Open Book Exam (40%)
- Quizzes (20%)
Principles of Australian Contract Law
Radan, P., Gooley, J. and Vickovich, I.
Principles of Australian Contract Law: Cases and Materials
Radan, P., Gooley, J. and Vickovich, I.
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