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MLL111 - Contract

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Gabrielle Wolf
Trimester 2: Jane Kotzmann
Cohort rule:For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:

Students enrolled before 2019: MLL110
Students commencing from 2019: MLL110 and MLL113

Incompatible with: MLC101
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Cloud Provided Learning Material (including 2 hour recording) and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

From Trimester 2 2020:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour seminar per week

 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Cloud Provided Learning Material (including 2 hour recording) and 1 x 2 hour Cloud seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week

From Trimester 2 2020

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week

Content

The unit involves a study of the general principles of Contract Law. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of Contract Law in commercial life and private settings, and how contract-related problems may be approached and resolved. Students will be exposed to the policy issues raised by Contract Law. Topics include the nature, development and theory of Contract Law; contract formation; contractual terms and their interpretation; vitiating factors; termination of contracts and remedies.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Outline and apply the law of contract to contract related problems and situations faced by clients and others.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO2

Effectively acquire knowledge and understanding of contract law and communicate that knowledge and understanding to clients and others.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Analyse and evaluate contract related material and apply the law of contract to resolving problems or responding to the needs of clients.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) – Multiple Choice Test - 10% Week 3
Assessment 2 (Individual) – Memo of Advice 2500 words 40% Week 7
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL111 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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