CONTRACT LAW A

LAW2CTA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we examine the law of contract. We consider the legal principles by which a contractual relationship is formed, its content interpreted, and its termination - along with the consequences of termination. During our enquiry, we consider the development of the common law of contract, analysing the role of the courts in the facilitation of transactional mechanisms and the sometimes conflicting tendency to require parties to act fairly and in good faith. This subject, in combination with Law of Contracts B (LAW2CTB), meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of Law of Contract.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (LAW1LIM and LAW1PPL) or admission to (LVLGE or LVLGEB or LVLG or LVLGB)

Co-requisites LAW2TOT

Incompatible subjects LAW21/22CNT or LAW2CNT

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
ReadingsAustralian Cases on ContractPrescribedEllinghaus, M. P.CODE PRESS
ReadingsCheshire and Fifoot's Law of ContractPrescribedM.P.Ellinghaus and N.C. SeddonLEXISNEXIS, LATEST EDN

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures occur three times a semester."

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Final Examination30
Problem Solving Exercise35
Research Essay35

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures occur three times a semester."

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Final Examination30
Problem Solving Exercise35
Research Essay35