Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009: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 Michael Lambiris
Dr M Lambiris
Principles of Business Law provides an introduction to law from a business perspective. This subject is available as a level 1 breadth subject to students in all faculties. 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; the law of agency; an introduction to business organisations.
|Objectives:||The objectives of this course are to: |
• Explain the nature and role of law in society
• Describe the sources of Australian law
• Find, interpret and apply case-law and legislation
• Explain and apply the principles of contract law in business situations
• Explain the basic principles of liability in tort law
• Explain and apply statutory consumer protection legislation
• Explain Agency relationships
• Distinguish different kinds of business organisations
First skills-task in week 4 (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 (CD-Rom and Source Book) 2009 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.
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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:
Business Law |
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