• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

Objectives:
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the key areas of commercial law and how they relate to each other. The course will deal with recent developments in the areas under discussion and is suitable for those students who want an overview of commercial law as well as those who want to bring themselves up to date with recent developments in this field.

Content:
Anchored in the sale of goods, the course covers a range of issues including the law relating to the transfer of property rights under a contract of sale, the delivery of goods, the various remedies available. The course will also look at the new personal property securities regime due to its importance to commercial law and impact in sale. Areas that are dealt with in greater detail in other courses (such as dispute resolution), will only be touched on in this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the key areas of commercial law and how they relate to each other. The course offers students an opportunity to examine certain areas of commercial law. The focus is on the idea of personal property, which forms the basis of all commercial law. The course will focus on concepts of bailment, agency and then deal with the complex provisions dealing with sale of goods. It is suitable for those students who want an overview of commercial law as well as those who want to bring themselves up to date with recent developments in this field.

Consistent with student-centred learning, the course is directed towards achieving the following specific objectives:

By the end of the course students should have a detailed knowledge of the topics covered in this course and be able to appreciate the development of these topics.  Students should also be able to think critically about the topics covered in the course.

Students should be able to read and understand all material on the course outline including case law, statutes, textbooks and articles.  They should be able to communicate both orally and in writing their knowledge of the topics covered and be able to apply their knowledge of the material in constructing arguments to resolve problems.  Students should acquire an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the topics covered, and should develop their skills in legal research and legal writing.  They should be able to co-operate with their colleagues within limits set by rules governing proper academic discourse.

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Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Laws (7300) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) Graduate Diploma in Law (6300) or you must be studying one of the following programs Master of Legal Studies (7305) Master of Environmental Law (7309) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313) Master of International Law (7310) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317) Master of International Security Law (7318) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893) Graduate Diploma in Law, Governance and Development (6317) Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (6305) Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (6309) Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law (6313) Graduate Diploma in International Law (6310) Graduate Diploma in International Security Law (6318) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (6303) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (6351) AND have completed LAWS8015.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1626
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2646
2007 $2670
2008 $2670
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1598 09 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 12 Dec 2015 In Person N/A

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