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Advanced studies of selected topics in the law of contract and tort. The relationship between tortious and contractual liability.
This paper analyses selected contemporary issues arising in contract law. Examples of topics that may be covered include:
- Theories of contract law
- The role of consideration in contract formation
- Vitiating factors (e.g. duress, undue influence, unconscionable bargains etc.)
- Interpretation and implied terms
- The function and scope of damages
- Statutory remedies for cancellation
- Gain-based remedies
|Paper title||Advanced Contract and Tort|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2024 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$679.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,212.40|
- LAWS 202 and LAWS 301
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Acquire in-depth knowledge of the most significant principles and concepts of contract law and an ability to apply these to practical legal problems
- Be able to conduct research by formulating a research question; identifying the information needed; and locating, retrieving, evaluating and using it effectively
- Be able to analyse legal contract issues logically
- Be able to critically evaluate weaknesses and strengths of the current law and any need for reform
- Be able to communicate information and arguments effectively, both orally (in class discussions) and in writing (in essays and in legal opinions on hypothetical fact scenarios).
- Have the capacity for self-directed activity and the ability to work independently