Introduction to Contract Law

31 January 2011

Sydney Law School is pleased to announce a new postgraduate unit of study specifically designed for non-lawyers.

Introduction to Contract Law examines how how contracts operate as risk management tools by examining the legal principles arising in the formation, construction and discharge of contracts.

Students will gain an understanding of remedies available for breach of contract and factors that may vitiate a contract.

Content includes:

  • Contract as a risk management device
  • Formation of contracts: agreement, consideration, intention to create legal relations, certainty, privity, formalities
  • Construction principles: contractual parties, contractual terms (express and implied), classifying terms, principles of interpretation
  • Estoppel
  • Vitiating factors: misrepresentation, misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, mistake, duress
  • Discharge: performance, breach, termination and frustration
  • Remedies: key statutory and common law remedies
    The unit will be delivered as a semesterone unit of study during Tuesday evenings between 6 and 8pm.

Dr Kym Sheehan and Ms Susan Shearing from Sydney Law School will teach the unit.

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Further information on the 2011 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Program

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 2b190b131a645135061a3f0b1357082c1f230d0f2a1547372b01781907