Subject 730-215 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. 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; Obligations or in each case their equivalents.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Fred Ellinghaus
Subject Overview:

This subject entails study of (a) the content of contracts, (b) invalidating factors, and (c) the termination of contracts. The study of content includes incorporation and interpretation of express and implied terms . The study of invalidating factors includes misinformation (mistake, misrepresentation, misleading conduct); abuse of power (duress, undue influence, third party impropriety, unconscionable dealing, unconscionable conduct); and illegality. The study of termination includes termination for breach, for failure of condition, by frustration, and by consent.


Take home examination 1500 words 30%. Final open book examination 2 hours 70%.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

Printed materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School.

Australian Cases on Contract (Ellinghaus), 2009 edn, Code Press

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Laws

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