Red X iconGreen tick iconYellow tick icon

    Overview

    The general principles of the law of contract and agency.

    The study of Second-Year Law subjects provides the essential knowledge and skills basis for the rest of the law degree. The analytical, problem-solving and reading skills you acquired in LAWS 101 The Legal System will be further developed.

    About this paper

    Paper title Law of Contract
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,825.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Prerequisite
    LAWS 101
    Limited to
    LLB
    Contact
    law@otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff

    Dr Simon Connell
    Dr Lili Song
    Dr Moshood Abdussalam

    Textbooks
    Course materials are provided.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Successful completion of this paper will equip students to:

    1. Develop a critical understanding of the general rules, standards, principles, tensions and policies of the law governing contracts
    2. Develop an ability to recognise the difference between rules, principles, standards and judicial discretions
    3. Acquire an understanding of the underlying policies and ongoing development of the law relating to contractual obligations, including associated liabilities
    4. Develop the ability to interpret and apply contract statutes and use the respective techniques required to apply rules, principles, standards and discretions effectively
    5. Develop the ability to interpret contractual documents
    6. Develop the ability to read and analyse cases
    7. Be able to reason through and argue a legal position
    8. Develop the ability to apply their knowledge to novel situations

    Timetable

    Full Year

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 09:00-09:50 9-12, 15-22
    AND
    M1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 09:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    T1 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 12, 16, 19
    T2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 12, 16, 19
    T3 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 12, 16, 19
    T4 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 12, 16, 19
    T5 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 12, 16, 19
    T6 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 12, 16, 19
    T7 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 12, 16, 19
    T8 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 12, 16, 19
    T9 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 12, 16, 19
    T10 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 12, 16, 19
    T11 Monday 12:00-12:50 12, 16, 19
    T12 Thursday 11:00-11:50 12, 16, 19
    T13 Thursday 15:00-15:50 12, 16, 19
    T14 Thursday 16:00-16:50 12, 16, 19
    T15 Thursday 16:00-16:50 12, 16, 19
    T16 Thursday 11:00-11:50 12, 16, 19
    T17 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 12, 16, 19
    T18 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 12, 16, 19
    T19 Monday 12:00-12:50 12, 16, 19
    T20 Thursday 15:00-15:50 12, 16, 19

    Workshop

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    W1 Monday 15:00-15:50 31, 34, 40
    W2 Monday 16:00-16:50 31, 34, 40
    W3 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 31, 34, 40
    W4 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 31, 34, 40
    W5 Thursday 09:00-09:50 31, 34, 40
    W6 Friday 11:00-11:50 31, 34, 40
    W7 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 31, 34, 40
    Back to top