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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

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
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Term 3 - 2020 Profile
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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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60.87% 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: 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
The proposal to combine Contracts A and B has been approved and the UC will redesign and streamline the two units into one offering. As noted, a significant reading load cannot be avoided in this foundational law unit. However the new text is streamlined and the study guides will be rewritten in more concise format to align with the text during 2020, for first offering 2021.
Source: Evaluations
Feedback
It would be good to know the expectation of the course reading commencement. For example, if we need to have done the Week 1 reading before the start of the first tutorial, otherwise we can start the year behind a week. Each lecturer is different so it would be good to know ahead of time
Recommendation
All reading tasks are described in detail in the reading schedule in the e-unit profile, including recommendations for pre-reading. Students are advised at the beginning of term to regularly consult the e-unit profile to obtain the readings for each week.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Evaluations
Feedback
getting student to participate in the forums for assessments - maybe this needs to be worth 10% of marks with the students evaluating how their participation helped them and their learnings, and what value they achieved from participating. The plaintiff group participation was non existent, not at all the fault of the lecturer. Either the students did not see the value - in that case maybe a different approach to this assessment. Well done though for trying to make the solitary life of a student more inclusive.
Recommendation
The unit will be completely redesigned and combined with LAWS11061 (Contract A) as from 2021, with different assessment types, assessment weightings, and requirements. During 2020 students will continue to be encouraged to participate in the Moodle discussion fora, however no formal changes to assessments or weightings etc will be made given the comprehensive changes to be introduced in 2021.
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
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Examination