Courses & Units

Contract Law LAW251

Hobart

Introduction

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

Unit name Contract Law
Unit code LAW251
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Mr Martin Clark
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • 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 judgment; Ability to search and annotate  case-law and history; and, continue to develop collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills  (both written and oral); and, Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090900 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

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

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Attendance (5%)|Research Paper (5%)|Assignment (30%)|Assignment (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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