Available in 2021
Course code

LEGL1001

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

The law impacts our daily lives in ways particularly evident for those engaged in business, commerce, public service, and professions. This course introduces the Australian legal system, its legal sources and the court system. Then, it focuses on the law of contract as one of the building blocks of business transactions while introducing other areas of potential legal liability for businesses. A professional conducting business requires a basic understanding of the law regulating torts, consumer protection, employment, agency, and business structures. Students are also equipped with a tool for analysing and solving legal problems transferable to other subjects relevant to business and commerce professionals. In the end, this course provides foundational knowledge to identify opportunities and risks for business to navigate the Australian legal institutions and think globally.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

UN College of Intl Education

  • Semester 1 - 2021

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify and explain the principal features of the Australian Legal System;

2. Identify the key areas of the law facilitating running a business and the sources of potential liabilities.

3. Outline the main legal requirements for creating and enforcing a contract;

4. Outline some the main legal requirements for establishing the tort of negligence, a breach of consumer protection, the employment and the agent-principal relationship, and the key business organisations; and

5. Apply a problem-solving method to key areas of law covered during the course.


Content

 

MODULE 1: The Australian legal system

- The concept of law

- The Australian legal system

- Finding and applying the law

MODULE 2: The law of contract

- Contract formation

- Contract enforceability

- Contract terms and exclusion clauses

- Contract termination and remedies

MODULE 3: Other areas of law affecting business

- The tort of negligence

- Consumer protection

- Employment and agent-principal relationships

- Business structures


Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Two Multiple Choice Quizzes

Written Assignment: A Case Law Summary and an IRAC problem question.

Formal Examination: Take Home Examination


Contact hours

Ourimbah

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will complete specific readings from the text and online learning activities provided via Blackboard.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to Face On Campus or Online via Blackboard Collaborate.

Newcastle City Precinct

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will complete specific readings from the text and online learning activities provided via Blackboard.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to Face On Campus or Online via Blackboard Collaborate.

PSB Singapore

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will complete specific readings from the text and online learning activities provided via Blackboard.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to Face On Campus or Online via Blackboard Collaborate.

UN College of Intl Education

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students will complete specific readings from the text and online learning activities provided via Blackboard.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to Face On Campus or Online via Blackboard Collaborate.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.