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LAW5113 Advanced Contract and Torts A

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW5111 and LAW5112


This is a core course in the Juris Doctor program. [Together with Torts B and Contracts B], it is approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Qld) and Chief Justice of Queensland as meeting the torts and contracts areas of knowledge under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld) and therefore deals with elements of contracts (specifically: formation, including capacity, formalities, privity, consideration and content and construction of contracts) and of torts (specifically: negligence, including defences; damages; concurrent liability and compensation schemes).

LAW5113 (Part A) (weeks 1 to 6 of semester 1) concerns aspects of the law of contract which is the basis of all commercial transactions and essential for all facets of professional endeavour. Students will gain a broad theoretical understanding of the basis of the law of contract. Specifically the aim of this course is to equip students with knowledge of the legal requirements for contract formation; the capacity of parties to enter into contracts; and the required content of a legally enforceable contract.

LAW5113 (Part B) (weeks 7 to 12 of semester 1) concerns aspects of the law of torts which sets the standards of behaviour between members of society. Students will gain an understanding of the circumstances in which an action for the tort of negligence may lie, the elements of the cause of action, the remedies available and possible defences to the action, and statutory-based compensation schemes.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023