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Unit: Law of Obligations (7042)

Level: 2Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Class Contact

    Four hours per week.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, participants will acquire a basic knowledge of the nature of civil obligations and in particular the relationship between those obligations recognised in the law of torts, those in the law of contract and those restitutionary obligations dealt with towards the conclusion of the subject; acquire an understanding of the development of torts law and its present day scope, as well as issues of policy arising in tort liability; acquire a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of the most important torts; acquire an understanding of the nature and scope of the law of restitution (sometimes referred to quasi-contract or unjust enrichment) and a basic awareness of equitable and fiduciary obligations; and participants will have demonstrated a sound capacity for legal analysis and legal problem solving in torts and restitutionary law.


    Completion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.


    This unit is designed to introduce participants to the scope of civil obligations in Australia and to provide participants with an understanding of the policy and principles governing the law of torts and the law of restitution. The emphasis of the course is on the law of torts.

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    • 821AA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 801AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
    • 808AA Bachelor of Business Informatics/Bachelor of Laws
    • 810AA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
    • 127JA Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 194JA Bachelor of Forensic Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 996AA Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
    • 794AA Bachelor of Laws
    • 829AA Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Laws
    • 149JA Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws
    • 997AA Bachelor of Public Relations / Bachelor of Laws
    • 833AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws
    • 836AA Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
    • 837AA Bachelor of Sports Media/Bachelor of Laws

    Referenced Unit Sets

    • MJ0082 Major in Law Foundation

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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