LAWS 2003 Contracts

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200011

Coordinator Souheir Edelbi Opens in new window

Description Contracts covers the formation of contracts, the requirement of writing, privity of contract, contractual terms and their interpretation, breach of contract, discharge of contractual obligations and elements vitiating its formation such as misrepresentation, misleading and deceptive conduct, mistake, undue influence, unconscionability, duress and discharge. Statutory developments are also considered such as the Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW) and the Australian Consumer Law, as are the historic and theoretical aspects of the development of the law of contract.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Co-requisite(s) LAWS 1006 OR
LAWS 1003

Equivalent Subjects LGYB 0298 - Law of Contract LGYB 8479 - Contracts LGYB 9944 - Contracts

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply understanding of common law and statutory contractual concepts to analyse and solve practical problems and theoretical legal issues.
  2. Examine legal principles in relation to contract law with awareness of broader political, social, economic, cultural and ethical considerations in the development and application of contract law.
  3. Carry out research to locate relevant legal sources.
  4. Critically evaluate contract law arguments by reference to appropriate legal sources, authority and alternative perspectives.
  5. Communicate a persuasive solution to a contract law problem (in oral and written forms) with particular reference to correct legal citation.

Subject Content

1. Formation of Contracts.
2. Formalities.
3. Capacity.
4. Privity of Contract.
5. Contractual Terms.
6. Breach of Contract.
7. Vitiating Elements.
8. Statutory developments.
9. Discharge of contract.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Class Participation Ongoing 10 N Individual
Online Quizzes Weekly; 5 questions per quiz 10 N Individual
Moot 6-8 minutes 25 N Individual
Final Examination 3 hours 55 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Yin, Kenneth, Simon Kozlina, Kelly Green, Luca Siliquini-Cinelli, Emmanuel Laryea and Lisa Spagnolo, Contract Law: Cases and Materials (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
  • Stewart, Andrew, Warren Swain and Karen Fairweather, Contract Law: Principles and Context (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

Evening

Subject Contact Elen Seymour Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Subject Contact Elen Seymour Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Evening

Subject Contact Elen Seymour Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Day

Subject Contact Elen Seymour Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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