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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 2-hour seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
Legal Method and Reasoning; Torts or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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The subject involves a study of the foundations of the law of obligations, structured around the organising principles of consent, wrongs and unjust enrichment. Topics will include:
|Objectives:||The aim of this subject is for students to develop an understanding of the foundations of the law of obligations through close reading of cases, statutes and scholarly writing and through participation in class discussion. It is expected that on completion of the subject students should understand the structure of the law of obligations and the relationship between different private law obligations, and be able to: |
• identify, analyse and challenge decisions recognising or denying private law obligations;
• apply relevant principles to particular fact situations and develop creative arguments as to ways in which those principles could be applied to novel fact situations;
• evaluate relevant legal and equitable principles and analyse particular problems from a range of theoretical perspectives; and
• utilise comparisons with other legal systems to analyse and evaluate the way in which particular problems are addressed by Australian private law.
Paterson, Robertson & Heffey, Contract: Cases and Materials (10th ed, 2005)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
- extract important features from judgments
- reconcile judgments
- evaluate the development of legal principles
- apply legal principles arising from case law to new situations
- identify legal issues arising in complex fact situations;
- identify and apply relevant legal, equitable and statutory principles; and
- provide advice as to the rights and obligations of the parties
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