LAWS11062 - Contract B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

LAWS11062 Contract B builds on and develops knowledge acquired in LAWS11061 Contract A. In this unit you will examine contracts with a vitiating element such as a mistake; misrepresentation; duress; undue influence; unconscionable contracts and illegal and void contracts. The unit also covers the ways in which a contract may be assigned, discharged, terminated; promissory estoppel; and the remedies available for non-performance of a contract. This unit together with LAWS11061 Contract A meets the LPAB requirements for contracts.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: LAWS11061

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

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Distance
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.89% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: survey
Feedback
Students asked for more unit-related content to be cross-posted to the Facebook Closed Group for participation and discussion by students.
Recommendation
Recommend continue to cross-post more unit-related content to the Facebook Closed Group for greater participation via social media.
Action Taken
More unit-related content has been posted to social media and the Facebook page has been reconfigured to a social learning group.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
It's not something that can really be improved but I did find there was A LOT of reading and resources to read and view each week.
Recommendation
To some extent, all law units require a significant reading load. However, we are considering combining Contracts A and B from 2020 onwards, and introducing a new text with redesigned study guides and resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the legal concepts and consequences of vitiating factors in contract law
  2. Identify and apply corresponding statutory, common law and equitable remedies in resolving contractual disputes
  3. Research and apply legal principles from statute and case law to the analysis of contractual disputes
  4. Compare the operation of Australian contract law with overseas contract law, particularly in relation to online commerce
  5. Demonstrate skills in communication, critical legal thinking, and reasoning
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how contracts are assigned, discharged or terminated.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Examination