CONTRACT LAW A

LAW2CTA

2020

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-ordinatorBalu Rao

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into; LBLX; LVLGE; LVLGEB; LVLUE; LVLUEB; LWLA;LWLAC; LWLAS; LWLAT; LWLWA; LWLATB; LWLBUS; LWLBUSB; LWLE; LWLEC; LWLEE; LWLF; LWLFI; LWLINT; LWLIR; LWLM; LWLMC; LWLPY; LWLPYB; LWLSC; LWLSCB; LZCOML; LZCRL; LZCRLB; LWLBM; LWLPPE; LWCOML

Co-requisitesLAW1LIM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Principles of Australian Contract Law Cases and Materials

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGooley Radan and Vickovich

YearN/A

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherLexis-Nexis Butterworths

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Principles of Australian Contract Law

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGooley Radan and Vickovich

YearN/A

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherLexis-Nexis Butterworths

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the language of Contract Law and use it in written and oral communications
02. Identify relevant common law principles governing contracts as they apply to a given fact situation
03. Be able to write a legal analysis and opinion on a contractual problem
04. Identify the outcomes arising from alternative arguments and argue strategically on the basis of the needs of a client in a fictional scenario
05. Demonstrate general legal analysis skills and identify and locate Australian legal information in a range of primary and secondary sources

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quiz -equivalent to 500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Final Examination (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Problem solving Assignment (equivalent to 1800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quiz -equivalent to 500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Final Examination (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Problem solving Assignment (equivalent to 1800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quiz -equivalent to 500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Final Examination (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Problem solving Assignment (equivalent to 1800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5