SPECIAL NOTE: Compulsory Unit. (
LAW221 Contract Law A and LAW222 Contract Law B are a full year program and must be taken in the same calendar year).
Develops an understanding of the law of contract and the enforceability of contractual obligations in the contemporary contexts of Australian and international commercial relations. The unit deals with the common law and statutory principles of contract law including illegality, the discharge of contracts by reason of performance, termination, agreement and frustration and remedies for breach of contract. Topics such as quasi-contract and the internationalisation of modern contract law are discussed. These principles are considered critically to enable students to recognise the values inherent in contemporary contract law, the possible directions for future development of contract law and the issues of fairness in modern contract law.
Students will also be introduced to basic legal drafting in contract. Skills of decision making and the exercise of judgment will be developed in the tutorial program. The importance of effective negotiations leading up to contracts and the nature of the existence of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms will be discussed.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.