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LAW1116 Contract

Units : 1
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 : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW1111
Enrolment is not permitted in LAW1116 if LAW1113 and LAW1123 have been previously completed


This is a core course in the Bachelor of Laws program. It is approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Qld) and the Chief Justice of Queensland as meeting the contracts area of knowledge under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld) and therefore deals with elements of Contracts, specifically: formation, including capacity, formalities, privity and consideration; content and construction of contract; vitiating factors; discharge; remedies; and assignment.

This course concerns 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; the required content of a legally enforceable contract; the manner in which contracts are interpreted; vitiating factors; the manner in which contracts may be performed or discharged, and the legal remedies available in the event of a breach or non-performance of a contract.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Online
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Interim Trimester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023