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CLAW1001: Foundations of Business Law

The entire fabric of commerce is woven from a complex legal regime, judicial and statutory, which regulates all commercial activity. Every decision in business and every transaction and relationship is made in the context of this legal regime. The aim of Foundations of Business Law is to introduce the students to the legal framework and regulatory systems which underlie all business activity and to expose them to the legal implications of commercial conduct. This unit of study introduces the Australian legal system and key areas of substantive business law including contracts, torts (in particular negligence and privacy), property and securities, white collar crime, intellectual property, competition and consumer law (in particular advertising, product liability and unfair contracts), business structures and operations, misleading and unconscionable conduct and dispute resolution.

Code CLAW1001
Academic unit Accounting
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify, analyse and assess business law issues from given fact situations and real-world contexts
  • LO2. resolve legal problems by applying relevant law, evaluating appropriate solutions to legal problems, synthesising information and developing arguments to support your conclusions
  • LO3. Locate and select relevant sources using libraries, the web and other online research facilities
  • LO4. manage, analyse, evaluate and use legal materials and information
  • LO5. communicate to a professional standard using prescribed legal citation and referencing to directly support your analysis and conclusions
  • LO6. interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds with inclusiveness, open-mindedness and integrity and work within group environments
  • LO7. apply ethical and professional approaches to your conduct both within and beyond the classroom.