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BU1112 - Business Law

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property. Ethical perspectives to the law will be embedded throughout the subject by considering the nature of professionalism and the duties of professionals in the business context. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Learning Outcomes

  • develop a knowledge and understanding of the legal system and sources of law in Australia;
  • develop a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of the law of contract in Australia;
  • reflect upon the values and assumptions inherent in the law of contract, and the impact/implications of that law and the problems that arise from the breakdown of a contractual relationship;
  • develop a knowledge and understanding of tortious principles generally, and the law of negligence more particularly;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of agency law, consumer law, property law, intellectual property law, and debt collection including bankruptcy.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2111 CO1501 CO2501 BU1812

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Mr Neil Dunbar, Mr Simon Walker.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
    Lecturers: Mr Neil Dunbar, Ms Heron Loban, Mr Marcus Katter, Dr Wesley Kendall.
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
    Lecturers: Ms Rachael Philp, Mr Simon Walker.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
    • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
      Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
      Census Date 11-Apr-2019
      Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
      Lecturer: Dr Wesley Kendall.
      Contact hours:
      • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities
        Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).
        Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
        Census Date 08-Aug-2019
        Contact hours:
        • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities
          Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
          Census Date 05-Dec-2019
          Lecturer: Dr Wesley Kendall.
          Contact hours:
          • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities
            Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

            JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
            Census Date 11-Apr-2019
            Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
            Lecturer: Mr Marcus Katter.
            Contact hours:
            • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
            • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
              Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

              JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
              Census Date 08-Aug-2019
              Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
              Lecturer: Mr Marcus Katter.
              Contact hours:
              • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
              • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
                Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

                JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
                Census Date 05-Dec-2019
                Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
                Lecturer: Mr Marcus Katter.
                Contact hours:
                • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
                • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
                  Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

                  Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.