Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In Contract Law B 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 Victorian Legal Admissions Board for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of Law of Contracts.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminar-based tasks, workshops, exam, quiz

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

Learning resources

Cheshire & Fifoot Law of Contract

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorSeddon, N; Bigwood, R; Ellinghaus, M



PublisherLexis Nexis Butterworths


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Consumer Protection Law in Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBruce, A



PublisherLexis Nexis Butterworths


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of common law principles at law and in equity and principles of statutory interpretation in the field of contract law.
02. Select, analyse, interpret and apply legal principles and methods and use professional judgement to generate appropriate jurisprudential and practical responses to complex legal problems.
03. Utilise appropriate research tools and methods to evaluate and synthesise relevant legal and factual matters.
04. Demonstrate intellectual and practical skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methods and conclusions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.50 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 6.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Online Quiz (equivalent to 750 words) Automatic online feedback following closure of quiz.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Problem solving task (2500 Words) There is a grading rubric used for this assessment as well as a general comments section.

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Central exam (Equivalent to 3000 words) Feedback provided in accordance with university exams policy.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4