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    Paper title Special Topic
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    96 LAWS points
    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.

    Teaching staff

    Dr Moshood Abdussalam.

    Teaching Arrangements

    The delivery of the course shall be divided thematically into four parts:

    Part I:
    Introduction to legal remedies— the objectives of the course; the functional classification of remedies intospecific relief/property rules and monetary remedies/liability rules; the election or choice between remedies.

    Part II: Property Rules/Specific Relief
    Topic 1: Specific relief applicable to property rights, torts, economic/commercial rights, andintellectual property
    Topic 2: Specific relief applicable to contracts and
    Topic 3: Effectuations of the transfer of interests in property by implication of law

    Part III: Liability Rules/Monetary Remedies
    Topic 4: Equitable Damages in torts, intellectual property, and contract law
    Topic 5: Compensatory Damages in Contract and Torts: Heads of Compensation and Factual Causation
    Topic 6: Compensatory Damages in Contract and Torts: Remoteness, Mitigation and ContributoryNegligence

    Part IV: Self-help and Agreed Remedies
    Topic 7: Self-help remedies in property, torts, and commercial arrangements
    Topic 8: Liquidated Damages
    Topic 9: Forfeiture and accelerated performance clauses
    Topic 10: Termination Clauses

    1. James Edelman, McGregor on Damages (20th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2018).
    2. Katy Barnett, Kenneth Yin, and Martin Allcock, Remedies Cases and Materials in Australian Private Law (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed, 2019).
    3. Graham Virgo, Principles of the Law of Restitution (Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed, 2015).
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    The intended learning outcomes of this course include: (LOs):

    1. a critical understanding of major forms of legal remedies applicable to private and commercial law, as well their functional classifications
    2. analytical grasp of the interactions between legal remedies and legal entitlements/rights and obligations in private and commercial law
    3. insight and ability to solve remedial questions of commercial and private law
    4. enhancement of research skills, mainly as it concerns remedial matters


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
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