Commercial Law

Course code LAWS5061Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

This course introduces students to the laws governing commercial transactions, primarily in the area of personal property. The course deals at length with the Sale of Goods Act 1923 (NSW) and with product liability. The course also covers the Australian Consumer Law, particularly in relation to consumer transactions and consumer guarantees and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth). Classes are held at Callaghan Campus.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe objective of the course is for students to have a basic knowledge of the principles taught and to be able to apply this knowledge to every day problems which may arise in a commercial context.
ContentTopics covered are:

1. Transfer of property in goods
2. Sale of Goods, including outline of Sale of Goods Act and the Australian Consumer Law provisions affecting sales of goods
3. The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth)
4. Bailment
5. Sale of Goods Implied Warranties
6. Implied terms and their exclusion under the ACL
7. Remedies under the ACL
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLegal System and Method (LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B,) Torts (LAWS1003A, LAWS1003B), Criminal Law (LAWS2004A, LAWS2004B) Contracts (LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B), and Company Law (LAWS4005)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LAWS5061