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 in detail. 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.
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:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements should be able to:
- Identify, explain and demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles and law relating to, for example, concepts of bailment, agency, sale of goods and person property securities;
- Identify, analyse and critically examine the principles and policies underlying the development of, and regulatory aspects of, commercial law in its application in business and society;
- Design, evaluate and apply principles to solve complex commercial law problems; and
- Plan, design and execute a substantial research project that identifies, critically examines and communicates solutions to complex practical problems, demonstrating relevant research principles and techniques.
Other InformationThis 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.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment for this course will likely consist of:
- Take home exam/essay 1 (50%)
- Take home exam/essay 2 (50%)
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Workload26 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.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed text for this course is:
- Pearson, Fisher, Peden and Tolhurst, Commercial Law Commentary and Materials, 3rd ed, 2010.
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents without an Australian law degree must have completed LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Last day to enrol
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|14 Oct 2018
|14 Oct 2018
|26 Oct 2018
|29 Nov 2018