CONTRACT LAW A

LAW2CTA

2017

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites LAW2TOT, LAW1LIM

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
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 (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

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.
"Students will work on problem-solving exercises in groups."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"5 face to face lectures.W10, 12, 16,21 & 22."

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

Assessments

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

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

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.
"Students will work on problem-solving exercises in groups."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"5 face to face lectures.W10, 12, 16,21 & 22"

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

Assessments

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

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

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.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Four 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"4 face to face lectures. Weeks 31, 33, 35, 42."

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 online.

Assessments

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