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The unit develops an understanding of the Law of Contract and the enforceability of  contractual obligations in the contemporary contexts of Australian and international  commercial relations. The unit also considers the development and continuing evolution of  the Law of Contract. It also examines the relationship between the Law of Contract and  other areas of private and public law.

Summary 2021

Unit name Contract Law
Unit code LAW251
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Martin Clark

Teaching staff

Dr Martin Clark

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the nature of contract  law and contractual obligations and contract case law and legislation. Also understanding  the context of the evolution of contract law globally, theoretical challenges, values  underlying contract law and dynamic changes in contract law.
  2. Characterise the different areas of contract law and apply to the varied  areas of operation of contracts; apply principles of contract law to hypothetical factual  scenarios to assess how parties, lawyers or judges may resolve issues on those facts; analyse critically case law and legislation in different areas of contract law; develop problem‐solving abilities, decision‐making and judgement; ability to search and annotate case‐law and history; and, continue to develop collaboration skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills (both written and oral) and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.




50 credit points of Introductory Law core or (LAW121 and LAW122)


Teaching Pattern

Weekly lectures (1 x 2 hours; 1 x 1 hour)

Fortnightly tutorial (1 hour)


Task 1: Exam (50%),

Task 2: Tutorial attendance (5%)

Task 3: Library research exercise (5%)

Task 4: Contract interpretation assignment (30%)

Task 5: Contract tutorial preparation (10%)

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