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LAWS6987: Fundamentals of Commercial Law

2024 unit information

This introductory unit provides an overview of commercial law focusing on the broad but fundamental concept of commercial dealings. Areas for analysis include sources and function of commercial law, the legal basis of dealings in contract and property law, dealings by principals and agents, dealings in tangible goods through leasing and sale, dealings in intangibles such as receivables through assignment sources and methods of financing, dealings protecting dealings through insurance regulating, dealings through statute and common law restraints and discharging dealings through a range of common payment methods and instruments. Further information about this unit is available in the Sydney Law School timetable https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/postgraduate-lecture-timetable, unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units and academic staff profile https://www.sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people/academic-staff.html

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS6987
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS3400 or LAWS2012 or LAWS5008
Assumed knowledge:
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This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in law from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System.

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

  • LO1. identify legal issues in key commercial relationships
  • LO2. explain legal concepts and principles underpinning common commercial dealings
  • LO3. apply principles of statute law and general law to fact situations involving commercial relationships and dealings

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive April 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive November 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2a 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2b 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2022
Block mode Remote
Intensive November 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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