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Unit of study_

Insurance Contract Law (LAWS6882)

The unit objectives are to identify and analyse the key legal concepts that govern the relationship between insurers and policyholders. The unit will examine the statutory and contractual principles applicable to insurance contracts, including: the principle of utmost good faith; the content and regulation of policy terms; the measure of indemnity; the rights of insurers following loss; the principles applicable to particular forms of policy (including life, property, liability, marine and reinsurance); and the role of intermediaries.

Classes
Sep 13, 14 and 17, 18 (9-5)

Assessment
2000wd case note (30%) and assignment or 6000wd essay (70%)

Textbooks
Latest edition of Ian Enright, Rob Merkin and Michael Kirby, Sutton's Law of Insurance in Australia; Peter Mann, Annotated Insurance Contracts Act 1984; Greg Pynt, Insurance Law, A First Primer.

Assumed knowledge
undergraduate law degree or LAWS6991

Details

Intensive September

27 Aug 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 28 Sep 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Robert Merkin
HECS Band: 3
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