Contracts 1

Unit code: BLB1102 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Queen
Online Real Time
BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context
BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

Contracts 1 provides students with the knowledge of the law of contract. The law of contract provides the rules which determine when one party is liable to another under or in connection with a contract. This is an extremely important area of law as contracts are created on a daily basis and form the basis of most commercial arrangements. Students will be exposed to relevant law of contract which govern the processes of formation of contract, interpretation of contract, performance as well as termination of contract.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse the legal concept of a legally binding contract;
  2. Identify, interpret and critically analyse contractual terms;
  3. Identify and critically analyse circumstances in which contracts can be brought to an end or nullified in a variety of situations and the different types of remedies as well as rules relating to them
  4. Critically analyse the influence of vitiating factors on contractual agreements, and
  5. Critically analyse the recent Australian legislative developments impacting contracts and argue the practical relevance of those principles to contemporary commercial dealings.
  6. Work independently and collaboratively in achieving outcomes 1-5

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 10%
Quiz 1
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 10%
Quiz 2
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 30%
Problem based
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 50%
Final exam

Required reading

An Introduction to the Law of Contract
Graw S| Thomson Reuters

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