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LAW2102

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Law

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Contract law addresses the concepts, principles and rules used to determine the existence and content of binding promises and their enforcement or defeasibility in a market economy. It also addresses the underlying policy considerations. Contract B builds upon Contract A, which covers the formation and terms of a contract. Contract B covers the performance of contracts, the discharge of contracts by termination or frustration, legal and equitable remedies for breach of contract, and vitiating factors under the unwritten law and statute.

Outcomes

At the successful completion of this Unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify and articulate legal issues that arise in scenarios involving contracts, including performance, breach, termination, remedies and vitiating factors
  2. Use appropriate research tools and reasoning methods to synthesise and evaluate the relevant legal and factual issues
  3. Interpret, evaluate and apply principles of contract law with awareness of broader social, economic and policy contexts
  4. Engage in critical analysis and exercise professional judgement in make reasoned choices among alternate interpretations and actions
  5. Apply legal reasoning and research to formulate appropriate responses to legal issues
  6. Collaborate and communicate effectively and persuasively
  7. Learn and work with autonomy, accountability and professionalism

Assessment

(1) Collaborative assignment (1000 words) (20%)
(2) Examination (2 hours writing plus 30 mins reading and noting time) (80%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW2101 and LAW2112

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2101

Co-requisites

For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2111

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104

Prohibitions

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW2100