CONTRACT LAW B

LAW2CTB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In Contract Law A (LAW2CTA), students examine voluntarily assumed contractual obligations with particular attention to formation, construction, and grounds for termination. In this subject, students will resume their examination of contract law, with a focus on excuses for non performance and the impact of key statutory initiatives on contractual rights and obligations. Topics include unconscionable dealings, misrepresentation, undue influence, and mistake; damages for breach of contract; limitations on the enforcement of contractual rights including privity, exclusion clauses, unjust terms and non-excludable statutory guarantees; and statutory remedies available for unconscionable and misleading or deceptive conduct. This subject, in combination with Contract Law A, meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of Law of Contracts.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHeather King

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (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
ReadingsCheshire and Fifoot's Law of Contract Law 2012PrescribedM.P.Ellinghaus and N.C.SeddonLEXISNEXIS, 10TH EDN
ReadingsAnnotated Competition and Consumer LegislationRecommendedRay SteinwallLEXISNEXIS LATEST ED.

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1 hour open book examination with 15 minute reading time30
Problem solving taskTo be submitted online through the LMS and marked online. Feedback provided online through comments on each paper, through model answers and through general comment.35
Research taskSubmitted online Feedback provided online through comments on each paper, through model answers and through general comment.35

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1 hour open book examination with 15 minute reading time30
Problem solving taskTo be submitted online through the LMS and marked online. Feedback provided online through comments on each paper, through model answers and through general comment.35
Research taskSubmitted online Feedback provided online through comments on each paper, through model answers and through general comment.35