LAWS203-24W (C) Whole Year 2024

The Law of Contract

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 17 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 25 August 2024

Description

The general principles of governing the formation of contracts, vitiating elements, breach of contract and remedies.

Contracts are an inescapable feature of our everyday lives. They consist of legally enforceable obligations that people have voluntarily assumed, and are fundamental to nearly all forms of commercial activity. This course explores the rules of law that apply to contracts generally, and includes a brief introduction to the law of agency. Other LAWS elective courses will examine those rules that apply to specific contractual arrangements, e.g. LAWS341 Insurance Law.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law of contract in New Zealand, apply the law of contract to complex factual situations, and evaluate contract law rules in terms of principle, policy and/or practice.

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.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 E13
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E13
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
03 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
04 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
05 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 530 (7/3, 21/3-16/5)
Rehua 429 (1/8)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (26/9, 10/10)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 530 (7/3, 21/3-16/5)
Rehua 429 (1/8)
Rehua 003 Music (26/9)
Psychology - Sociology 411 (10/10)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
07 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 251 (8/3, 22/3-17/5)
Rehua 429 (2/8)
Rehua 529 (27/9, 11/10)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
08 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 251 (8/3, 22/3-17/5)
Rehua 429 (2/8)
Rehua 529 (27/9, 11/10)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 E13
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E13
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
03 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
04 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
05 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 (14/3, 28/3-23/5)
Rehua 429 (8/8)
Rehua 530 (3/10)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (17/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 (14/3, 28/3-23/5)
Rehua 429 (8/8)
Rehua 529 (3/10)
Psychology - Sociology 411 (17/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
07 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 251 (15/3, 24/5, 4/10-18/10)
Rehua 529 (9/8)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct
08 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Zoom
11 Mar - 17 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
30 Sep - 6 Oct
14 Oct - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matthew Barber

Lecturers

Christian Riffel and Annick Masselot

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Opinion 30 Apr 2024 20%
Mid-Year Exam 30%
Final Examination 50%


The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Course links

Library portal

Notes

This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,786.00

International fee $9,325.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 345

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS203 Occurrences

  • LAWS203-24W (C) Whole Year 2024