Advanced Obligations and Remedies (LAWS6947)


This unit will explore a number of contentious issues arising in the law of civil obligations and remedies. It will revise and build on the fundamentals in the areas of torts, contracts and equity and place particular emphasis on the interaction of these three fields of the law. Particular topics and problems will involve issues of: causation and scope of liability; controlling liability by contract; tort duties to third parties to contracts; assessing loss; duties of good faith; fiduciary duties and conflicts. The unit will also include a number of guest lectures, to be announced.

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Jul 17-21 (9-5)


Options: (i) case note (20%) and 6000wd essay (80%) or (ii) 8000wd essay (100%)

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Assumed knowledge

Available to law graduates only

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Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website

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