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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Pre-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing AND LAW10157 - Australian Legal System

Co-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LAW00051 - Legal Research and Writing AND LAW10157 - Australian Legal System

Unit aim

Provides the basis for a sound understanding of the basic principles governing the formation, interpretation and performance of contractual rights and obligations and the remedies available to parties in contractual disputes, under both common law and statute law.

Unit content

Topic 1 – Introduction to Contract Law
Topic 2 – Offer & Acceptance
Topic 3 – Intention
Topic 4 – Consideration
Topic 5 – Capacity and Privity
Topic 6 – Construction of the contract
Topic 7 – Vitiating factors
Topic 8 – Illegality
Topic 9 – Discharge
Topic 10 – Remedies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify the legal and non-legal issues in contractual cases and hypothetical situations
2 apply relevant legal principles, under common law and statute, to the resolution of these issues
3 express the above in clear, concise and logical language.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the legal and non-legal issues in contractual cases and hypothetical situations
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. apply relevant legal principles, under common law and statute, to the resolution of these issues
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. express the above in clear, concise and logical language.
    • GA1:

Prescribed texts

  • Graw, S, 2017, An Introduction to the Law of Contract, 9th edn, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, Australia. ISBN: 9780455239897.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.