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Unit Overview

Description

Topics covered include the Australian legal system; statutory interpretation; the law of torts and professional liability; the law of contracts (elements of a valid contract, vitiating factors, construction of contracts, breach of contract and remedies); and consumer protection law, product liability and sales law.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Business Law major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) describe the key elements of the Australian legal system; (2) display a working knowledge of important business law principles; (3) demonstrate logical reasoning, analysis and communication skills; (4) apply this knowledge and these skills in analysing and solving legal case studies and hypothetical business problem questions; (5) obtain basic skills in reading and analysing legal texts, journal articles and government reports; (6) understand and use Australian and other common law primary legal resources—law reports, statutes (including electronic versions); (7) demonstrate legal method and legal writing; and (8) demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) quizzes; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Alvin Yap and Michelle De Souza
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Texts

Concise Australian Commercial Law, Clive Turner, Roger Gamble, John Trone,Thomson Reuters, 7th edition 2023

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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.