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CO5119 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • assignments (30%)
  • as per the subject study guide (20%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5004 CO5108

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
  • 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.