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Private Law Obligations and Remedies LAW262


Private Law Obligations and Remedies offers perspectives on the interactions between various fields of private law and builds on learning in Contract and tort. The first part of the unit explores overlaps and intersections between these fields and the principles of Equity, with a particular focus on the field of consumer contracts and consumer protection. The unit highlights the way in which this complex set of interacting Common Law principles is now governed by consumer protection legislation. The remainder of the unit offers an integrated understanding of the role of remedies in the law though exposure to the differing types of remedy – from self-help remedies to compensation and equitable remedies. As remedies form part of all common law, we will be considering cases from a umber of other Common Law countries.


Unit name Private Law Obligations and Remedies
Unit code LAW262
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Associate Professor Jane Nielsen
Available as an elective? No
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Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain key legal concepts relating to the intersection of torts, contract, equity and statutory consumer protection schemes; and the legal principles, legislation and policies used by judges to guide what remedy to award
  • Apply the concepts at the intersection of torts, contract and equity and the principles of remedies to hypothetical factual scenarios, in order to predict how a judge might decide the issues arising on those facts
  • Source the most applicable case and statute law, and relevant academic commentary, in order to answer a specific legal problem, using a range of case citators and other research skills
  • Reflect upon your own understanding and ongoing performance in the unit and your wider legal studies

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 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,040.00

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AssessmentAssessment Task 1: Research Paper (20%)|Assessment Task 2: Discussion Posts (online) (40%)|Assessment Task 3: Exam (40%)
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