LAWS203-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

The Law of Contract

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022

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 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matthew Barber

Lecturers

Christian Riffel , Annick Masselot and Stephen Todd

Assessment

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 $1,690.00

International fee $8,625.00

* 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 Faculty of Law .

All LAWS203 Occurrences

  • LAWS203-22W (C) Whole Year 2022