ACCT252-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Law of Business Contracts

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course considers the general principles of contract law and the concepts of consumer law.

Contracts are the basis of many of our daily activities from buying a pizza to practicing accounting. A knowledge of the law of contract is therefore essential. This course takes you through the basics of contract formation to what to do when a contract goes wrong. Along the way, you will learn that not every contract a person entered into is legally binding; in some circumstances, the person may have an option of 'getting out' of the contract. This course is both useful and interesting.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course it is expected that the student will be able to:

1. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundation elements of contract law.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address contract problems.
3. Communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
4.   Develop an appreciation of the importance of contract law in a professional environment.
5. Critically evaluate particular areas of contract law, draw conclusions as to their effectiveness and fairness and consider whether reform is desirable.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.



ACIS252, AFIS151, AFIS252, LAWS203.

Course Coordinator

Ronan Feehily


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Term Test 40%
Final Exam 60%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Ronan Feehily & Raymond Tiong; An introduction to the law of contract in New Zealand ; 6th; Thomson Reuters, 2018.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,488.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems .

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