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Comparative Contract Law (LLB349)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This course will introduce students to the law of the contract for the sale of goods in the United States, Australia, and under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The course will also include an introduction to the law of documents of title, shipment of goods, and payment by letters of credit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to demonstrate your understanding of:
1. What is the meaning of contract and which are the sources of contract law in the comparison between the civil law and the common law traditions;
2. How the main aspects of contract law are faced in the legal systems considered and in some international harmonizing instruments, such as the Unidroit Principles of Commercial Contracts;
3. The principal issues concerning Contracts on the International Sale of Goods.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 24 hours over 1 week
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Assessment An essay and exam
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, and LLB260/ LAW260 Contract Law
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW300 Special Topics in Law: Comparative Contract Law or LAW349 Comparative Contract Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
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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Professor Jurgen Brohmer

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t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
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