Advanced Obligations and Remedies (LAWS5177)


This unit will explore a number of contentious and advanced issues arising in the law of civil obligations and remedies. It will build on the fundamentals in the areas of contracts, tort and equity and place particular emphasis on the interaction of these three fields of the law. Particular topics depend on the expertise of the guest lecturers in these areas but may include :
- causation and scope of liability
-controlling liability by contract
-restitution in contract
- assignment of contractual rights
-assessing loss
-duties of good faith
- controlling fiduciary duties.

Further unit of study information


Run intensively at Cambridge from 5 - 10 July 2015.


1000wd casenote (20%) to be submitted at the commencement of classes and take home exam (80%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(LAWS1010 or LAWS1012 or LAWS5001) and (LAWS1002 or (LAWS1015 and LAWS1017) or (LAWS5002 and LAWS5006)) and (LAWS2004 or LAWS2015 or LAWS5015)



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.