ACCT252-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Law of Business Contracts

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 445 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
07 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
08 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator

Ronan Feehily

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Term Test 40%
Final Exam 60%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $822.00

International fee $4,000.00

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

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

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