Contract Law (11277.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the broad theoretical and conceptual bases and principles of the law of contract, including its historical and social context;
2. Explain why and recognise when a valid and enforceable contract exists and what may destroy or impair that validity or enforceability;
3. Identify the parties to and terms of a contract, the principles of interpretation, and the assignment, performance and discharge of contractual rights and obligations;
4. Determine when a contract has been breached and the various remedies available; and
5. Apply principles of contract law in problem solving and demonstrate effective legal communication and research skills independently and collaboratively.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
This unit will focus on problem solving skills involving contracts for lawyers. This is an important skill that you will use throughout the rest of your degree and as a legal practitioner.
Corequisites11251 Foundations of Law and Justice
Incompatible units11434 Contract Law G
Equivalent units6594 Contract Law
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Miss Erina Fletcher|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Prof Maree Sainsbury|
Goley, John,V., Peter Radan and Ilija Vickovich, Principles of Australian Contract Law, 5 ed, Lexis Nexis, 2020.
Robertson, Andrew, and Jeannie Paterson, Contract: Cases and Materials, 6 ed, Thomson Reuters, 2020.
Cheong, May Fong, Australian Contract Law: Principles and Cases, Thomson Reuters, 2020.
Other suggested readings will be noted on the Canvas site.
Attendance at tutorials is strongly recommended.
Required IT skills
None, although the unit involves practicing the drafting and review of contracts in various scenarios - the understanding of and ability to review contracts is necessary for Law and most areas of business.
Work placement, internships or practicums
It is expected that students will have a good understanding of and be proficient in AGLC4.