|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
(1) A weekly lecture; (2) A weekly computer-assisted task to be done out-of-class; (3) A weekly voluntary consulting session. The 3 skills tasks and the final exam are all computer-based tests in multiple-choice format, done under supervision in computer labs.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2-hours per week, plus voluntary consulting |
Total Time Commitment: Four hours per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr M Lambiris
|Subject Overview:|| |
Principles of Business Law provides an introduction to law with a business perspective. It is available as a level 1 breadth subject to students in all faculties. It is a required subject for Commerce students who intend majoring in Business Law. Topics include: the nature and purpose of law; how law develops and changes; how new law is made; how to read and understand legislation and case-law; how legally binding agreements (contracts) are created; how to understand the terms of a contract; what must be done to discharge contractual obligations; how contracts are enforced if there is a breach of contract; special circumstances in which performance of a contract can be avoided (duress, undue influence, mistake, unconscionable conduct and misleading conduct; liability in tort law for injury or loss caused to other persons or their property; and the law of agency.
Note 1: Commerce students who intend majoring in Business Law must do this subject in their first or second year of study - it is a prerequisite for corporations and tax law.
Note 2: This subject is recommended to students in any faculty and in any year of study who would like to study an introductory law subject.
Note 3: This subject is not available to LLB or JD students.
|Assessment:||First skills-task in week 3 (15%) and second skills-task in week 7(15%) and third skills-task in week 10 (15%) and a 1.5-hour end-of-semester examination (55%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||First Principles of Business Law (Textbook and CD-Rom) 2008 edition.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
Bachelor of Arts |
Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction)
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