Remedies is a unit that provides you with an overview of the source and extent of remedies that are available in Australia by statute, at common law and in equity. The unit develops a clear understanding of remedial law by analysing legal problems and identifying appropriate solutions, primarily in private law causes of action, such as tort, contract and property law. The unit deals with a wide range of remedies, including compelling performance, compensation, unjust enrichment, restitution, punishment, proprietary remedies, and self-help remedies. Remedies is a practically orientated unit, that supports students to develop the skills required to answer questions in legal problem-based scenarios, such as ‘what is the remedy for this cause of action’, ‘what options are available to this litigant’, and ‘how would a court likely deal with this issue’? Students will consider the appropriate remedies that may be available for a particular cause of action. The unit considers remedies in a functional manner; that is, to compensate for loss, to compel performance, to vindicate, to deal with gain-based relief for wrong, to provide restitution and to consider proprietary remedies. The unit also considers the enforcement of remedies, on an interlocutory and final basis, and the appropriate methodology for the assessment of damages.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Pre-requisite: LAWS11057 Introduction to Law
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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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Online Test||30%|
|2. Take Home Exam||70%|
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%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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