Contract Law (11277.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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 for lawyers. This is an important skill that you will use throughout the rest of your degree and as a legal practitioner.
Prerequisites11251 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|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Mr Rob Reis|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Maree Sainsbury|
Andrew Robertson and Jeannie Paterson, Principles of Contract Law, 6 ed, Thomson Reuters, 2020.
Andrew Robertson and Jeannie Paterson, Contract: Cases and Materials, 6 ed, Thomson Reuters, 2020.
May Fong Cheong, 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
Work placement, internships or practicums
It is expected that students will conversant with and proficient in AGLC4.