CONTRACT LAW B

LAW2CTB

2017

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine a range of circumstances in which contractual assent has been overridden, giving rise to the potential for relief at common law or in equity. Students will address the statutory measures that have been implemented to supplement the common law approach. By this examination, students will develop their problem-solving skills and expand them to legal problems involving statute. This subject also reinforces skills in case analysis and expands case-reading to cases involving the application of the Australian Consumer Law. Students will also consider the role of policy in the development of common law and statute. This subject, in combination with Contract Law A, meets the requirements of the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to practice in Victoria in the area of Law of Contracts. The subject contains the La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential , that requires students to: Understand and experience complexities of change; Generate and manage new ideas, in ways that include partnerships and collaboration; and  Synthesise knowledge, prioritise action and manage risks.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and (LAW2TOT or LAW2TOR) and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2CCL and LAW2CCC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConsumer Protection Law in AustraliaPrescribedAlex Bruce, 2013Lexis Nexis
ReadingsPrinciples of Australian Contract LawPrescribedJ Gooley, R Radan, I Vickovich, 2013Lexis Nexis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to analyse common law principles at law and in equity.

Activities:
Online learning activities, in-class problem-solving activities, formative problem-solving assessment and final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Ability to interpret statutory provisions and associated case law relating to contracts.

Activities:
Online learning activities, in-class problem-solving activities, formative problem-solving assessment and final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Ability to use legal problem-solving skills to compose a legal opinion which applies the appropriate common law and statutory principles to facts.

Activities:
Online learning activities, in-class problem-solving activities, formative problem-solving assessment and final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Ability to critically analyse the social, economic and ethical context within which the law relating to commercial and consumer contracts operates.

Activities:
Online learning activities, in-class problem-solving activities, formative problem-solving assessment and final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Ability to identify the outcomes arising from alternative arguments and to argue strategically on the basis of the needs of a client in a fictional scenario, including identification of the opportunities and risks of these alternative arguments.

Activities:
Online-learning activities, in-class problem-solving activities, formative problem-solving assessment and final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"A mix of face-to-face and online lectures. Face-to-face lectures delivered in Bundoora video-conferenced to Bendigo and scheduled for Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12."

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour open book examination with 15 minute reading time 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
Problem solving task requiring composition of a legal opinion 1800 words35 01, 03, 04, 05
Online activities to be completed via LMS 800 Words15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Eight 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"A mix of face-to-face and online lectures. Face-to-face lectures delivered in Bundoora video-conferenced to Bendigo and scheduled for Weeks 1, 2, 4,5,7,9,11 and 12"

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 hour open book examination with 15 minute reading time 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04
Problem solving task requiring composition of a legal opinion 1800 words35 01, 03, 04, 05
Online activities to be completed via LMS 800 Words15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05