Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
Construction projects are notorious for producing difficult legal issues. Whether advising on the content of contracts or methods for mounting or defending claims, practitioners need to be confident in their understanding of a very broad range of legal principles, from those governing the interpretation of contracts through to the intricacies of the remedies available under various causes of action. In turn, construction lawyers need an advanced and detailed knowledge of the case law (both seminal judgments and recent treatments) and legislation that underpin diverse matters, such as implied duties of cooperation and good faith, damages in tort for pure economic loss, liquidated damages, recovery upon a quantum meruit and the grant of interlocutory injunctions. The topics raise various complex issues deriving from recent developments in Australian law.
The lecturer, David Bennett QC, brings to the classroom a wealth of experience in the analysis of such issues, gained not only during an extensive practising career but also through his writings (which include the second edition of the seminal Brooking on Building Contracts) and many years of teaching. He also harnesses the specialist expertise of guest lecturers. In previous years offerings, these have included leading academic lawyers, legal practitioners and judges.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should have an understanding of:
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Details regarding any prescribed texts will be provided prior to the commencement of the subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70112/2014|
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