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TLLB105 Contract Law

TLLB105 Contract Law
 Campus:  Eveleigh, NSW 2015
 Units of Credit:  6
 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite:  Pre-requisite: TLLB101 Legal Process, TLLB102 Legal Method
 EFTSL*:  0.125
 Indicative Contact Hours per Week:  4 
 Tuition Fee  See Tuition Fee Schedule
 Application Date:  See Key Dates
 Unit Overview:

This unit introduces students to the fundamental legal principles relating to the law of contract — principles which will serve as crucial building blocks not only for the rest of their legal studies at Top but also in their future careers. Students will be able not only to find, understand and recite specific statutory and case law principles of contract law but also to apply the law to the kinds of commercial situations they will encounter in the business world every day.

The topics considered in this unit are:

  • the reaching of an agreement;
  • certainty and intention to be bound;
  • the nature and function of consideration;
  • privity of contract;
  • assignment;
  • statutory writing formalities in relation to contracts;
  • an introduction to estoppel;
  • part performance;
  • the construction of contracts;
  • incapacity and illegality;
  • ·vitiating factors such as misrepresentation, misleading and deceptive conduct, mistake, duress, undue influence and unconscionability;
  • discharge of a contract by performance or agreement;
  • repudiation and anticipatory breach of contract;
  • termination for breach of contract;
  • frustration; and
  • remedies for breach of contract.  
 *EFTSL = Equivalent full-time study load