Law of Contract I
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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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the nature and scope of the principles of common law, equity and statutory provisions relevant to a contract's formation, interpretation and enforceability;
- use initiative and autonomy to demonstrate an ability to reason logically when analysing case law; and
- use cognitive and communicative skills to identify the relevant issues, and exercise critical thinking and judgement in applying the legal principles to 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 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)
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This subject and Law of Contract II, together form a compendious exposition of the law of contract. That is, they deal together 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. Law of Torts I and Law of Torts II, are complementary to Law of Contract I and Law of Contract II, in that they deal with the other great area of obligations recognised by the common law. A number of other areas of law, for example agency, partnership, conveyancing and commercial law in general, build on the foundations of contract law.
Law of Contract I deals primarily with the formation of enforceable contracts and identifying and defining terms. We also look at some quasi-contractual issues including estoppel and restitution.
Trimester 2: Assignment 1: Written Assessment. 2000 words (approx). Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3 Open Book Examination: 2 hours and 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3 Trimester 3: Assignment 1: Written Assessment. 2000 words (approx). Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3 Online Quizzes: Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3 Open Book Examination: 2 hours and 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-3 There is an open book supervised examination for this unit that is held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. This is a paper-based exam and will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. For more information about UNE Examinations you can refer to: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/my-course/examinations
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