ACCT252-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Law of Business Contracts

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course considers the general principles of contract law and the concepts of consumer law.

Contracts are the basis of many of our daily activities from buying a pizza to practicing accounting. A knowledge of the law of contract is therefore essential. This course takes you through the basics of contract formation to what to do when a contract goes wrong. Along the way, you will learn that not every contract a person entered into is legally binding; in some circumstances, the person may have an option of 'getting out' of the contract. This course is both useful and interesting.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course it is expected that the student will be able to:

1. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundation elements of contract law.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address contract problems.
3. Communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
4.   Develop an appreciation of the importance of contract law in a professional environment.
5. Critically evaluate particular areas of contract law, draw conclusions as to their effectiveness and fairness and consider whether reform is desirable.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

ACIS252, AFIS151, AFIS252, LAWS203.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 441 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 443 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Geography 602 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Geography 602 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 West 213A 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 West 212 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 E8 Lecture Theatre (21/8)
E9 Lecture Theatre (21/8)
20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator

Ronan Feehily

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Term Test 40% Two hour term test
Tutorial assessment 10%
Final Exam 50%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Ronan Feehily & Raymond Tiong; An introduction to the law of contract in New Zealand; 6th; Thomson Reuters, 2018.

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $790.00

International fee $3,600.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

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