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Principles of Business Law (BLAW10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeBLAW10001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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.

Topics include:

  • 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

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

Assessment

Description

  • 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 coordinatorTanya Josev
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 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 commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Semester 1: Tanya Josev

    Semester 2: Arlen Duke

    Contact Stop 1

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorArlen Duke
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 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 commitment136 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Semester 1: Tanya Josev

    Semester 2: Arlen Duke

    Contact Stop 1

Time commitment details

136 hours

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019