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Advanced Contracts - LAWS3402

Year - 2020

The unit of study builds on the knowledge students have gained in the core contracts courses (Contracts and Torts and Contracts 2). The specific focus of the Advanced Contracts unit of study is on the regulatory dimension of contracts and contract law. During the unit we will study the regulatory aspect of common law contracts doctrines and the forms of regulation of contractual relations whereby contracts and contract law are used to achieve different public policy goals. The unit of study will provide opportunities to deepen your knowledge of the regulation of contracts from a practical perspective (focusing on current legal and policy problems), while also allowing interested students to engage in a research task either on a practical legal problem or one that has a scholarly dimension. The background material studied in the unit of study will be used to reflect on public policy debates (such as the Financial Services Royal Commission focusing on private law relationships in the financial services sector). The different case studies examined in the unit of study will be used to re-examine some of the fundamental underlying principles of contract law and the various statutory interventions in this field.

2x2hr seminars/wk

Class presentation (20%); 2 x 800wd reaction papers (20%); 1 x 5000wd research paper or final 2hr exam (60%)


(LAWS1015 OR LAWS1002 OR LAWS2008) AND (LAWS2004 OR (LAWS2015 AND LAWS2012))




Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Yane Svetiev
HECS Band: 3
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