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Construction Law (LLB329)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of construction law. Topics covered include the following: procurement methods; standard form contracts; risk allocation in construction contracts; contract formation; practical completion requirements and extension of time clauses; variations; latent conditions; insurance; security; payment under the contract and relevant statutory regimes; defective work; warranties and indemnities. This unit also considers disputes and the different forms of alternative dispute resolution used for the resolution of construction disputes as well as arbitration and litigation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal principles relating to construction law;
2. Identify the different types of construction contracts and key contract terms;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of construction law;
4. Identify any applicable regulatory and statutory regimes;
5. Analyse the contract provisions against different fact scenarios and critically apply the relevant principles of construction law to provide a recommended way forward.
Timetabled Learning Activities Formal contact hours will be 2 hours per week in the form of lectures.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is through discussion in lectures, reading and the completion of written assessments.
Assessment Research assignment 50%
Exam 50%
Prerequisites LLB260 Contract Law and LLB152 Torts
Exclusions Students who have completed LAW329 Construction Law may not enrol in this unit for credit
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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