Advanced Obligations and Remedies (LAWS6947)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Jul 6-10 (9-5). Please visit the Sydney Law School in Europe website http://sydney.edu.au/law/cstudent/offshore/index.shtml

Assessment

1500wd casenote (20%) and 5500wd essay (80%) or 7000wd essay (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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.