|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Principles of Business Law provides an introduction to law from a business perspective. This subject is available as a level 1 breadth subject to students in all faculties.
- The nature and purpose of law;
- how law develops and changes;
- how new law is made;
- how to read and understand legislation and case law;
- how legally binding agreements (contracts) are created and enforced;
- property law;
- liability in tort law for negligence; and
- the law of agency.
Note 1: Principles of Business Law is a prerequisite for Corporate Law and Taxation Law.
Note 2: This subject is recommended to students in any faculty and in any year of study who would like to study an introductory law subject.
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of this course are to:
- Explain the nature and role of law in society;
- describe the sources of Australian law;
- find, interpret and apply case-law and legislation;
- explain and apply the principles of contract law in business situations;
- explain and apply the basic principles of liability in tort law;
- explain and apply statutory consumer protection legislation;
- explain and apply the law of agency; and
- understand the basic principles of property law.
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- The capacity for close reading and analysis of a range of legal source materials;
- the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- the capacity to solve problems, including through the collection and evaluation of information;
- the capacity to effectively plan and manage time; and
- intercultural sensitivity and understanding.
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
- The ability to find, interpret and apply legal source materials; and
- the ability to find and apply legal principles and rules to resolve specific issues.
Eligibility and requirements
This subject is not available to JD students.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Two 1-hour long multiple-choice tests (10% each) during weeks 4 and 9;
- 1.5-hour exam (80%) during the examination period.
More information on the above assessment will be available to students via the LMS subject page.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Tanya Josev Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 hours plus optional consultation and feedback workshops (one 2-hour lecture per week, a weekly e-tutorial to be done out-of-class, OPTIONAL weekly drop-in consultation session with tutors, and OPTIONAL three feedback [skills development] workshops with tutors across the semester) Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Semester 1: Tanya Josev
Semester 2: Arlen Duke
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Arlen Duke Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 hours plus optional consultation and feedback workshops (one 2-hour lecture per week, a weekly e-tutorial to be done out-of-class, OPTIONAL weekly drop-in consultation session with tutors, and OPTIONAL three feedback [skills development] workshops with tutors across the semester) Total time commitment 136 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Semester 1: Tanya Josev
Semester 2: Arlen Duke
Time commitment details
- First Principles of Business Law (textbook and enclosed e-tutorials) - latest edition.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
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- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.