Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
100 to 126 hours. (Non-contact commitment is estimated at 2-3 hours per week during the teaching period, and 40-72 hours in total during the non-teaching periods).
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Obligations; Contracts; LAWS30004 Property or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Agency arises where one person (the agent) has the power to create legal relations between a person authorising that power (the principal) and another person (a third party). The law of agency plays a significant role throughout commercial law. The subject commences by situating agency both within the system of private law and within a framework of economic policy. From this foundation the subject allows students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the law of agency. Those fundamentals: how agency is established between principals and agents; what obligations arise between principals and agents; the nature relations between agents and third parties; the nature of relations between principals and third parties; the existence of prominent agency cases (such as those involving corporations and real estate) and the means by which agency is terminated.
A student who completes Agency should:
For each task Marking Code 2 will apply in the following way:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of Agency, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, and more specific to the discipline of law, students should be able to:
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