LAWS203-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

The Law of Contract

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021

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

Co-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 241
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 241
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct
05 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 241
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
06 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct
07 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
08 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 235
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct
09 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 241
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
10 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct
11 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
13 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 239
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
14 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct
15 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
16 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
11 Oct - 17 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matthew Barber

Lecturers

Christian Riffel and Annick Masselot

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 04 May 2021 20%
Mid-Year Test 30%
Final Examination 50%


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 $1,662.00

International fee $8,400.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 320

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS203 Occurrences

  • LAWS203-21W (C) Whole Year 2021