Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
|Sydney - ICMS||Trimester 1|
|UoN Singapore||Trimester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Law, the legal system, and political system impact our daily lives. This is particularly so for those engaged in business, commerce, public service and professions. The course introduces a broad framework of Australias legal and political system, and examines the sources of law, important provisions of the state and federal constitutions, court hierarchy and jurisdiction, precedent, civil liability, aspects of professional negligence and introduces consumer protection law, business organisations, contract and agency. It establishes a solid legal knowledge foundation for business and commerce and contributes to the enhancement of student attributes in analysis and problem solving.
This course is not available to students enrolled in a combined law degree program. Not to count with LEGL1002 Introduction to Legal Studies 1.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Recognise and restate the principal features of the Australian legal system.
2. Exhibit a foundational understanding of the law of torts, particularly the law of negligence as it relates to professional responsibility and the duty of care
3. Comprehend and apply the main principles of the law of contract to given problem situations arising in business environments.
4. Interpret the main principles of the law of agency and apply these principles to analyse relevant problem situations.
5. Investigate, formulate and apply a problem solving approach to resolve business law issues.
Topics to be covered are:
1 An examination of what is "Law", including such concepts as the Rule of Law, law and society and the Doctrine of "Separation of Powers".
2 Australia's Legal and Political System, looking at the roles and functions of the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary, including those bodies' law-making powers, the creation of the Australian Commonwealth and the reception of English laws into Australia.
3 Introduction to Torts, including the elements of negligence, economic torts and negligent misstatement.
5 Introduction to Contracts, looking at the essential elements for a valid contract.
6 Consumer Protection.
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term