CONTRACT LAW A

LAW5CNA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Contract Law A examines the foundational principles of the law of contract in Australia. Students will interrogate the common law presumptions of freedom of contract and equality of bargaining power and analyse the capacity of equity to ameliorate the effects of those presumptions. This subject considers the role of contract law as a transactional mechanism and as a method of allocation of risks and assesses the impact of the development of implied duties to cooperate and to act in good faith in the performance of contractual obligations.




SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5PMI. LAW5CNA can be taken as a co-requisite with LAW5PMI. Must be admitted to Juris Doctor degree or have permission from JD Director

Co-requisites LAW5PMI

Incompatible subjects LAW2CTA, LAW2CNT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCheshire& Fifoot Law of ContractPrescribedN Seddon, R Bigwood and M Ellinghaus (10th ed)Lexis Nexis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate high level research skills in relation to primary and secondary sources of contract law and its context

Activities:
Analysis of written cases, case-study examples, research and analysis of articles and cases, assessment

02. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the conceptual and doctrinal framework of contract law in Australia

Activities:
Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in concept presentations, individual student reading and analysis of cases and concepts and in-class discussions to clarify, as well as assessment

03. Evaluate claims made in a factual scenario with appropriate reference to contract law

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through presentations, individual student reading of cases and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications, assessment.

04. Write a legal opinion on a factual scenario in contract law in a professional manner

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through presentations, individual student reading of cases and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications, assessment

05. Critically analyse common law principles in the law of contract with reference to theories of contract law

Activities:
Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in concept presentations, individual student reading and analysis of cases and concepts, in-class discussions to clarify, assessment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 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 at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quiz - equivalent to 1000 words15 02, 03, 05
Problem Solving Assignment - equivalent to 2000 wordsThere is a grading rubric used for this assessment as well as a general comments section.35 02, 03, 04
Central Exam - equivalent to 3000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04

City Campus, 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 at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quiz - equivalent to 1000 words15 02, 03, 05
Problem Solving Assignment - equivalent to 2000 wordsThere is a grading rubric used for this assessment as well as a general comments section.35 02, 03, 04
Central Exam - equivalent to 3000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04