LAWS3308 Business Law in Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Business Law major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • 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) evaluate the key elements and institutions of the legal parameters of business; (2) transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in different areas of Australian business law; (3) demonstrate logical reasoning, analysis and communication skills in presenting specialist advice to business problems; (4) apply this knowledge and these skills in analysing and solving a series of business problems; and (5) demonstrate basic skills in (a) reading and analysing legal texts, journal articles and government reports; (b) understanding and using Australian and other primary legal resources; (c) legal method and writing; (d) critical thinking, engagement and reflective practices and (e) oral communication.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial work; (2) reflective portfolio; and (3) group presentation/conference. 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
up to 3 hours per week

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.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.