2017 Winter School Subject List

Contracts (LAWS5002) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Law (Sydney Law School)
Department: Law
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Mr Alexander Kuklik - 

Contacts:
(1) Mr Alexander Kuklik - 

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016 
End Date: 07 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

  1. Prerequisite: - 

    Foundations of Law

  2. Note: - 

    All enrolments are subject to approval by the Sydney Law School.

  3. Note: - 

    Enrolment is restricted to University of Sydney Juris Doctor of Laws students only.

Description

Contract law provides the legal background for transactions involving the supply of goods and services and is, arguably the most significant means by which the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another. It vitally affects all members of the community and a thorough knowledge of contract law is essential to all practising lawyers. In the context of the law curriculum as a whole, Contracts provides background which is assumed knowledge in many other units. The aims of the course are composite in nature. The course examines the rules that regulate the creation, terms, performance, breach and discharge of a contract. Remedies and factors that may vitiate a contract such as misrepresentation are dealt with in Torts and Contracts II. The central aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of contract law and how those principles are applied in practice to solve problems. Students will develop the skills of rules based reasoning and case law analysis. A second aim is to provide students an opportunity to critically evaluate and make normative judgments about the operation of the law. Successful completion of this unit of study is a prerequisite to the elective unit Advanced Contracts.

Assessment

30% optional assignment, 1 x 2 hour exam (30 minutes reading)

Timetable

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016     End Date: 07 Dec 2016

Lectures:
Castlereagh Seminar Room 1814

Mon 28 NOV 2016 - 09:00-16:30 hrs
Tue 29 NOV 2016 - 09:00-16:30 hrs
Wed 30 NOV 2016 - 09:00-16:30 hrs

Mon 05 DEC 2016 - 09:00-16:30 hrs
Tue 06 DEC 2016 - 09:00-16:30 hrs
Wed 07 DEC 2016 - 09:00-16:30 hrs
Final Exam:
Castlereagh Seminar Room 1814

Fri 06 JAN 2017 - 10:00-12:30 hrs

Texts

Carter, Cases and Materials on Contract Law in Australia, 6th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths (2013)