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CO5119 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • 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 think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5004 CO5108

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Lecturer: Mr Malik Abdul Kader.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must obtain a final mark of at least 50% to pass the subject, and must obtain at least an average of 50% over all invigilated components to pass the subject.

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