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LA1106 - Contract Law 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

Available to LLB students.

This subject builds on knowledge and skills gained in LA1105/LA2011. Topics covered include termination of contracts, remedies and vitiating elements.

Learning Outcomes

  • increase your understanding of the purposes and effects of the law of contract in our economic and social environments;
  • develop a detailed understanding of the remedies at common law, in equity and under statute;
  • develop your knowledge and understanding of vitiating factors and how they impact on contractual formation;
  • reflect upon the values and assumptions inherent in the law of contract, and the impact/implications of that law on the social and economic life of Australians;
  • develop your knowledge of termination including by agreement, operation of law and frustration.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: LA2011 or LA1105
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2001 and LA2012

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Lecturer: Ms Dominique Thiriet.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour tutorial/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour tutorial/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.