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BU2111 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

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:
BU1112 CO1501 CO2501

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Mr Neil Dunbar, Ms Rachael Philp, Dr John McLaren.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Neil Dunbar.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Ms Rachael Philp, Dr John McLaren.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 60%); other exams (% - 20%); assignments (% - 20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Lecturer: Mr Marcus Katter.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); other exams (20%); assignments (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
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.