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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process

Anti-requisites

LAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.

Unit aim

Examines the principles of contract law and how they regulate ‘private’ obligations entered into between individuals, and/or individual legal entities. Introduces some theoretical influences that shaped development of common law contract principles. Discusses legal principles related to formation of a contract, formalities and the meaning given to the terms of the contract.

Unit content

Topic 1: The Nature of Contract Law
Topic 2: Agreement
Topic 3: Consideration
Topic 4: Intention to Create a Binding Legal Contract
Topic 5: Certainty
Topic 6: Formalities
Topic 7: Capacity
Topic 8: Detrimental Reliance and Unjust Enrichment
Topic 9: Express Terms
Topic 10: Construing Express Terms
Topic 11: Parties to a Contract – Privity

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations
2 apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues
3 analyse aspects of contract law from a number of critical perspectives
4 develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases

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

  1. identify the legal and policy issues in complex contractual cases and hypothetical situations
  2. apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues
  3. analyse aspects of contract law from a number of critical perspectives
  4. develop skills in the reading of statutes and cases

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.