Criteria and Marking:
In relation to each of the two 5% ILAC submission in seminars, each submission will be graded according to the following criteria:
|1||Answer demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of this area of law.|
|2||Answer is only partially correct and, the balance demonstrates a misunderstanding of this area of law.|
|3||Answer is only partially incomplete, but there is some indication that the answer would have been acceptable if completed.|
|4||Answer includes a clear and concise explanation of the relevant legal principles and, in the case of problem questions, some indication of how those principles apply to the facts of the scenario.|
|5||4 + An above average understanding of the relevant legal principle and, in the case of problem questions, how those principles apply to the facts of the scenario.|
|6||5 + Answer demonstrates a thorough understanding of the relevant legal principles by including references to more difficult or obscure aspects of the question and, in the case of problem questions, thorough analysis of how those principles apply to the facts of the scenario.|
|7||6 + Overall clarity, structure and cohesiveness of argument demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the relevant legal principles.|
For the First 5% Assessable Hand-In it should be a minimum of 500 word。
The ILAC Question
Michael is a student at the University of Queensland who wants to buy a lap-top computer so that he can use the laptop for his studies at the University.
On Monday in Teaching Week 2, he visits a computer shop in Brisbane called ‘Carina Honest Computers. Michael walks around the store and looks at the range of laptop computers on display on the shelves in the store.
He looks at one of the laptop computers being a 13.3 inch screen Apple Mac-Book Air Gold. There is a sign next to the laptop which says “The latest Apple Mac Book Air Gold – Normally $,1,800. Now only $1,600.”
Carina Honest Computers is owned by David. David then walks over to Michael and says “May I help you”?
Michael says “Yes, I am interested in this laptop. Can you tell me how many gigabytes of memory it has?” David says “It has 8 gigabytes”. Michael says “I need a laptop by the end of the week. How many of these laptops do you have in the store? David says “I only have this one”. Michael says “Would you take $1,500 for this laptop?” David says “I’ll have to think about that”.
Michael then says “Ok, I want you to keep this laptop for me until 5pm this Friday and I’ll let you know by then whether or not I want to buy it”. David says “Ok, sure, I will do that”.
Michael goes home and on Thursday night decides that he wants to buy the laptop. Michael returns to the store on Friday to tell David that he wants to buy it. Michael says to David “I have decided to buy the Apple Mac-Book Air Gold”. Michael says “I’m sorry, but I sold that laptop computer to another customer on Wednesday”.
Michael is very angry and says “But you promised me you would keep it for me until I let you know by 5pm today. We had a contract”.
Advise Michael and David if there is a binding contract between them? Or not?
Students must use ILAC to answer this question.