CONTRACT LAW B

LAW2CTB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine a range of circumstances in which contractual assent has been overridden, giving rise to the potential for relief at common law or in equity. Students will address the statutory measures that have been implemented to supplement the common law approach. By this examination, students will develop their problem-solving skills and expand them to legal problems involving statute. This subject also reinforces skills in case analysis and expands case-reading to cases involving the application of the Australian Consumer Law. Students will also consider the role of policy in the development of common law and statute. This subject, in combination with Contract Law A, meets the requirements of the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to practice in Victoria in the area of Law of Contracts. The subject contains the La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential , that requires students to: Understand and experience complexities of change; Generate and manage new ideas, in ways that include partnerships and collaboration; and Synthesise knowledge, prioritise action and manage risks.

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 ActivitiesOnline learning activities, in-class problem-solving activities, formative problem-solving assessment and final exam.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW2TOT AND LAW2CTA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLAW2CCC

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

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ Gooley, R Radan, I Vickovich

YearN/A

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherLexis Nexis

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to analyse common law principles at law and in equity.
02. Ability to interpret statutory provisions and associated case law relating to contracts.
03. Ability to use legal problem-solving skills to compose a legal opinion which applies the appropriate common law and statutory principles to facts.
04. Ability to critically analyse the social, economic and ethical context within which the law relating to commercial and consumer contracts operates.
05. Ability to identify the outcomes arising from alternative arguments and to argue strategically on the basis of the needs of a client in a fictional scenario, including identification of the opportunities and risks of these alternative arguments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour open book examination with 15 minute reading time 2,000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Problem solving task requiring composition of a legal opinion 1800 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online activities to be completed via LMS 800 Words

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour open book examination with 15 minute reading time 2,000 words

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Problem solving task requiring composition of a legal opinion 1800 words

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online activities to be completed via LMS 800 Words

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5