LAWS203-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

The Law of Contract

30 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

The general principles of governing the formation of contracts, vitiating elements, breach of contract and remedies.

Contracts are an inescapable feature of our everyday lives. They consist of legally enforceable obligations that people have voluntarily assumed, and are fundamental to nearly all forms of commercial activity. This course explores the rules of law that apply to contracts generally, and includes a brief introduction to the law of agency. Other LAWS elective courses will examine those rules that apply to specific contractual arrangements, e.g. LAWS341 Insurance Law.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of the course, students should be able to:
  •  Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law of contract in New Zealand;
  •  Apply the law of contract to complex factual situations; and
  •  Evaluate contract law rules in terms of principle, policy and/or practice.
    • 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

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (30/7, 17/9, 8/10)
Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) (5/3, 19/3, 14/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (6/8, 24/9, 15/10)
Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) (12/3, 26/3, 21/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
03 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 244 (30/7, 17/9, 8/10)
Putaiao Koiora 275 (5/3, 19/3, 14/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E12 (6/8, 24/9, 15/10)
Putaiao Koiora 275 (12/3, 26/3, 21/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 244 (1/8, 19/9, 10/10)
Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) (7/3, 21/3, 16/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
06 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 244 (8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) (14/3, 28/3, 23/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
07 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 (1/8, 19/9, 10/10)
West 214 (7/3, 21/3, 16/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
08 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 (8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
West 214 (14/3, 28/3, 23/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
09 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 101 (7/3, 21/3, 16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (1/8, 19/9, 10/10)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
10 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 101 (14/3, 28/3, 23/5)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
11 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (1/8, 19/9, 10/10)
West 212 (7/3, 21/3, 16/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
12 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
West 212 (14/3, 28/3, 23/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

TUTORIALS
Tutorials in LAW 203 will be held according to the timetable you will be given at the start of Term One.  Enrolment in Tutorials will be advised via email closer to the start of the course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matthew Barber

Lecturers

Christian Riffel and Annick Masselot

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 25%
Essay 22 Jul 2019 10%
Tutorial Attendance 5%
Final Examination 60%


The course may be assessed by way of a Test (test in mid-year examination period - date to be advised later in term one), a compulsory Essay and a Final Examination.

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Todd, SMD; Finn, J; and Barber, M; Burrows, Finn and Todd on the Law of Contract in NZ; 6th; LexisNexis, 2018.

Course links

Library portal

Notes

This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,612.00

International fee $7,550.00

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

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 260

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS203 Occurrences

  • LAWS203-19W (C) Whole Year 2019