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LA3011 - Commercial and Personal Property Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

Introduction to personal property law, the law of sale of goods, cheques; the law of agency and bailment.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will gain a thorough understanding of the laws relating to personal property, sale of goods, negotiable instruments (Cheques), agency and bailment in Australia;
  • students will develop problem-solving skills in relation to these matters;
  • students will gain a thorough understanding of a person's rights in relation to personal property including cheques, of the rights of sellers/buyers, the duties and liabilities of principals and agents and bailors and bailees both at common law and under statute.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Prerequisites: (LA1105 or LA2011) and (LA1106 or LA2012)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA3003

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

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.