Subject LAWS20005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

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 requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
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.

Objectives: Details not available at time of publication.
  • Take home examination 1,500 words 30%;
  • Final open book examination 2 hours 70%.
Prescribed Texts:
  • Printed materials will be available from the 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
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Laws

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