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LAWS3308 Business Law in Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Business Law major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
This unit is available at Level 2/3, and is the capstone unit of the Business Law Major. It builds on the knowledge embedded in the previous units, and draws them together to develop cognitive, technical and communication skills relevant to Business Law. Students are taught to evaluate and analyse relevant information from various legal areas of business law. Please consult the unit outline for the relevant areas of law; these may typically include managing intellectual property, contract management and design, conflict and dispute management, business engagement skills and strategies a. o.
Students are able to (1) understand the key elements and institutions of the legal parameters of business as they apply to a hypothetical business entity; (2) create solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in different areas of Australian business law; (3) critically reflect on the solutions provided to the hypothetical business entity; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the challenges of working effectively in a team, including as a leader of the team.; and (5) effectively communicate with professional oral and written communication skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes ; (2) reflective portfolio; and (3) group entity reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Camilla Andersen
Unit rules
LAWS2301 Company Law or LAWS2201 Legal Framework of Business; for pre-2012 courses: any two relevant Level 2 units or equivalent
Contact hours
Online Lectures: 1 hour per week; Workshops 2 hours per week for 12 weeks.
If you are currently unable to enter Western Australia and require this unit as part of your 2021 enrolment, please contact [email protected] with full details of your location and course to discuss online options.

Due to the variety of practical skills and diversity of topics, there is no set textbook for this course. A reading list is provided on LMS and a summary is available on the unit outline.

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