Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24-26 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
Melbourne Law Masters Students: None
JD Students: Successful completion of all the below subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
November, Semester 2
|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|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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 Student Equity and Disability Support.
CoordinatorMr David Bennett
Construction projects produce 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 the remedies available under various causes of action. In turn, construction lawyers need a sound knowledge of the case law (both seminal judgments and recent consideration) and legislation that underpin diverse matters, such as damages in tort for pure economic loss, penalties (including liquidated damages), recovery upon a quantum meruit, remedies under the Australian Consumer Law and the grant of interlocutory injunctions.
The lecturers bring a depth of experience to the classroom. Their experience in the analysis of such issues was gained not only during extensive practising careers but also through their writings (which include David's second edition of the seminal Brooking on Building Contracts) and many years of teaching. They also harness the specialist expertise of guest lecturers. In previous teaching of the subject, these have included leading academic lawyers, legal practitioners and judges.
Principal topics include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
|Breadth Options:|| |
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/LAWS70112/2016|
Graduate Diploma in Construction Law |
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Construction Law
Master of Laws
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