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Unit of Study LEGL5001 Legal Studies (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe the structure of the legal system and the legal implications of problems and proposals relating to commercial transactions

explain the legal rules and principles in those areas of law that may be encountered by business professionals

analyse the legal aspects of business transactions, consumer protection laws, the duty of care principles in the law of negligence, agency, partnerships and companies, particularly in respect of the rights, obligations, duties and liabilities of agents, partners, company members and directors

analyse the legal issues in complex consumer and corporation situations and apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of these issues, and express this in clear and logical language

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Short written response40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Short written response40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Short written response40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Short written response40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Short written response40%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Commonwealth Government, 2017, Australian Corporations Legislation, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409336863.
  • Lindgren, KE, 2011, Vermeesch and Lindgren’s Business Law of Australia, 12th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409328172.
  • The following Act may be downloaded, free of charge, from http://www.austlii.edu.au: Commonwealth Government, Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), AUSTLII.
  • There is also an eBook version (ISBN: 9780409329018). Students wishing to purchase the eBook (which cannot be obtained via the Co-op) should firstly email their request to marietta.gunn@lexisnexis.com.au, who will then provide a Promotion code which enables a 15% discount. The code is then to be redeemed via the publishers Online Bookshop site: https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/. Reference for eBook: Lindgren, KE, 2011, Vermeesch and Lindgren’s Business Law of Australia, 12th edn. ISBN: 9780409329018.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and reliable internet connection.

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