CONTRACT LAW A

LAW2CTA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this cornerstone subject, students will be introduced to the common law of contract in Australia. Students will use case law to analyse and apply the legal principles governing the creation, interpretation and termination of a contract.  This involves the development of techniques to write case analysis, for application of legal rules of contract to fact situations, and for communication of legal opinion to advise a range of audiences.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM LAW1DR Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Laws double degree or LVLGE offered by the School of Law

Co-requisites LAW2TOT, LAW1LIM

Incompatible subjects LAW2CNT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of Australian Contract LawPrescribedGooley Radan and Vickovich (3rd ed)Lexis-Nexis Butterworths
ReadingsPrinciples of Australian Contract Law Cases and MaterialsPrescribedGooley, Radan and Vickovich (3rd ed)Lexis-Nexis Butterworths

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the language of Contract Law and use it in written and oral communications

Activities:
Tutorials, Quiz, Assignment, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Identify relevant common law principles governing contracts as they apply to a given fact situation

Activities:
Tutorials, workshops, assignment and exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Be able to write a legal analysis and opinion on a contractual problem

Activities:
Tutorials, Assignment and exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Identify the outcomes arising from alternative arguments and argue strategically on the basis of the needs of a client in a fictional scenario

Activities:
Tutorials and workshops. Problem solving assignment and exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Demonstrate general legal analysis skills and identify and locate Australian legal information in a range of primary and secondary sources

Activities:
Tutorials, workshops, assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quiz -equivalent to 500 words15 01, 02
Final Examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Problem solving Assignment ( equivalent to 1800 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quiz -equivalent to 500 words15 01, 02
Final Examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Problem solving Assignment ( equivalent to 1800 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quiz -equivalent to 500 words15 01, 02
Final Examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Problem solving Assignment ( equivalent to 1800 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05