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BU2111 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • examine and describe the Australian legal system and sources of law;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the law of torts including negligence; the law of contract; consumer protection law; intellectual property law; agency law; and property law;
  • examine and describe the legal considerations and requirements associated with starting a business.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
BU1112 CO1501 CO2501 BU1812

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Trimester 3
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Trimester 3
Census Date 07-Oct-2021

Cairns, Internal, Trimester 3
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.