6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
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
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW2100
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.
At the successful completion of this Unit students will be able to:
- Identify and articulate legal issues that arise in scenarios involving contracts, including performance, breach, termination, remedies and vitiating factors
- Use appropriate research tools and reasoning methods to synthesise and evaluate the relevant legal and factual issues
- Interpret, evaluate and apply principles of contract law with awareness of broader social, economic, international and policy contexts
- Engage in critical analysis and exercise professional judgement in make reasoned choices among alternate interpretations and actions
- Apply legal reasoning and research to formulate appropriate responses to legal issues
- Collaborate and communicate effectively and persuasively
- Learn and work with autonomy, accountability and professionalism
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Collaborative assignment (1250 words): 25%
- Final Examination (2 hours and 30 minutes): 60%
- Tutorial participation: 10%
- Tutorial attendance: 5%
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.
See also Unit timetable information