LEGAL204-20D (HAM)

Contracts

30 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

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Paper Description

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This paper is an introduction to the theory of contract; the general principles relating to the operation, formation and discharge of contract; and the general principles of agency.

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Paper Structure

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This is a whole year paper. The teaching component comprises a weekly two-hour lecture which students must attend. There will also be lecture/workshops held on some Thursdays throughout the year. In addition to weekly Monday lectures and Thursday lecture/workshops, students must also attend eight tutorials throughout the year.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding, at an introductory level, of theories of contract
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  • develop and demonstrate an ability to apply general principles and rules relating to the operation, formation and discharge of contract
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  • demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of agency
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Assessment

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The Council for Legal Education requires us to assess via an external examination. We have designed internal assessment to prepare you for that examination and to assist you to develop an understanding and ability to apply general principles and rules relating to the operation, formation and discharge of contracts and to assess the development of such skills.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
6 Apr 2020
11:00 AM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Quiz 1
6 Aug 2020
No set time
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 2
17 Aug 2020
11:00 AM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Quiz 2
10 Sep 2020
No set time
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Quiz 3
24 Sep 2020
No set time
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Quiz 4
1 Oct 2020
No set time
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Examination
60
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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All law students are required to purchase, for use in all law papers, a copy of Coppard, McLay, Murray and Orpin-Dowell New Zealand Law Style Guide (3rd ed, 2018).

In addition to the texts identified below, the Faculty of Law requires that students purchase the course materials book(s) for this paper. These are available from Waikato Print.

  • Finn, Todd and Barber Law of Contract in New Zealand (Wellington: LexisNexis, 6th ed., 2018)
  • Cases and other Materials that may be made available by way of class handouts.

We would like to stress the importance of reading throughout the year.

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Recommended Readings

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Further material may be provided on the paper site on Moodle (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz), the University of Waikato’s online learning system. Any such material is provided on the following terms:

University of Waikato owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, in and to this site, or has acquired the necessary licenses to display the material on the site. As a student of the Te Piringa Faculty of Law, you are granted a limited license to use (access, display or print a single copy) the material from the papers in which you are enrolled for the purposes of participating in the paper only, provided the information is not modified. Materials may not under any circumstances be copied, stored, distributed or provided in any form or method whatsoever to any third party. Any other use of the material is prohibited. None of the material may be otherwise reproduced, reformatted, republished or re-disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of University of Waikato. To obtain such consent, please contact the Te Piringa Faculty of Law.

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Online Support

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Online support for this paper is provided via Moodle.

If you require assistance with Moodle, or encounter any problems, please contact the Help Desk. You can send a message to Help Desk by using the instant message service in your paper (from the participants list within the People block). Alternatively, you can email them directly at help@waikato.ac.nz or call 838 4008.

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Workload

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The workload for this paper will vary according to the speed at which students read, engage with, and absorb material. In general, an average student should expect to spend 300 learning hours on this paper. In addition to lecture and tutorial attendance and preparation, significant time will need to be spent on background and complementary reading. Students should allow for periods of more-focused research time in the preparation of assignments.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Contracts is part of the core curriculum for the LLB.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: LAWS103 or LEGAL103 and LEGAL104; and LEGAL106 or LAWS106 or LAWS102.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: LAWS204

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