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CO5119 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject addresses the legal foundations of business. Focus will be on the nature, role and sources of law; the major legal systems of the world; the common law system; the laws regulating agreements, obligations and property; industrial and intellectual property; restrictive trade practices and fair trading; financial instruments and securities; technology transfers including licensing and franchising; legal process and alternative dispute resolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand national and international legal and regulatory systems within which business operates;
  • understand key legal provisions that impact on business, its structure(s), and method(s) of operation;
  • compare and contrast the competing needs and interests of business entities, their owners, consumers, creditors and society as a whole and critique the ability of the current legal framework to balance and satisfy those competing needs and interests.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5004 CO5108

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Lecturer: Dr Kelvin Kuan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 1, External
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dunbar
Workload expectations:

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

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online Collaborate sessions 1 hour per week
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.