Courses & Units

Contract Law LAW251


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, and contemporary theories of contract.


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 Ms Emille Boulot
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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 understand 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 it 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

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090999 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $1,919.00

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LAW107 and an additional 25 credit points of Law units.


Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 2 hour weekly on campus

Seminar: 1 hour weekly on campus (commencing in Week 2 of semester)

AssessmentSeminar Draft Advices (20%)|Exam (40%)|Written Assignment (40%)
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