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.

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BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context

BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

Plus 2 Level 1 Law units.

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

Required reading

An Introduction to the Law of Contract 9th
Graw S
Thomson Reuters

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