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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.
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.
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.
LAWS101 and LAWS110
LAWS205 and LAWS206
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.
Todd, SMD; Finn, J; and Barber, M;
Burrows, Finn and Todd on the Law of Contract in NZ
This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.
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.
Maximum enrolment is 320
For further information see
Faculty of Law