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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week throughout the semester. Estimated 144 hours in total |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
732-103 Principles of Business Law or 702-117 Management of Construction 1 (with a pass in the components relating to Introduction to Law, Contract and Tort) or otherwise with permission of the subject co-ordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorMr Matthew Bell
This subject builds upon the general legal principles and methodologies encountered in Principles of Business Law or other basic law subjects undertaken by students. It provides detailed treatment of select construction law topics, tailored to the needs of professionals within the building and construction industry, including: the regulatory framework (including security of payment and building regulations); contract methodologies and selection (including traditional and alternative forms of contract); subcontract issues; causes of action, and liability, arising in contract, negligence and on other grounds; insurance and performance security; and dispute resolution and avoidance.
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
|Objectives:||At the completion of the subject, students should be able to: · Understand the evolution of the law relating to contractual disputation. · Recommend appropriate methods of dispute resolution for situations arising in the construction industry|
A two-hour examination (70%), and a 1500 word mid-semester legal research assignment (30%).
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Printed Materials issued by the Faculty of Law
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
Master of Construction Management |
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