CONTRACT LAW B

LAW5CNB

2020

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 StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5CNA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCheshire & Fifoot's Law of ContractPrescribedSeddon, N; Bigwood, R; Ellinghaus, M, latest edLexis Nexis Butterworths, latest edition
ReadingsConsumer Protection Law in AustraliaRecommendedBruce, A, latest editionLexis Nexis Butterworths, latest edition

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.

Activities:
Quiz, Assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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.

Activities:
Assignment, exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Utilise appropriate research tools and methods to evaluate and synthesise relevant legal and factual matters.

Activities:
Discussion of written seminar-based tasks, workshops, exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate intellectual and practical skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methods and conclusions.

Activities:
Assignment, exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 6.0 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Online Quiz (equivalent to 750 words)Automatic online feedback following closure of quiz.15 01, 02, 04
Problem solving task (2500 Words)There is a grading rubric used for this assessment as well as a general comments section.35 01, 02, 03, 04
Central exam (equivalent to 3000 words)Feedback provided in accordance with university exams policy.50 01, 02, 03, 04

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOz Susler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Online Quiz (equivalent to 750 words)Automatic online feedback following closure of quiz.15 01, 02, 04
Problem solving task (2500 Words)There is a grading rubric used for this assessment as well as a general comments section.35 01, 02, 03, 04
Central exam (equivalent to 3000 words)Feedback provided in accordance with university exams policy.50 01, 02, 03, 04