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BU1812 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
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.

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 BU1112

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Mr Greg Walsh, <Person not found>, Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Mr Greg Walsh, Dr Neil Dunbar, Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
  • 9 hours - Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Dr Neil Dunbar, Mr Marcus Katter, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.