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.
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.
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.
This is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory
intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor - both prior to the intensive and after - is conducted via the Wattle course site.
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26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Offerings and Dates
|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|