Commercial Law is designed to give students an understanding of the key areas of commercial law and how they relate to each other. The focus is on the areas of personal property and aspects of commercial contracts, as these form the basis of all commercial law. The course will consider the concepts of bailment and agency and the complex provisions dealing with the 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. This course is an elective that builds on material in the compulsory course Contracts and articulates with Corporations Law, Property and other commercially focussed electives such as Restrictive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection and Product Liability, for example.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain, outline and apply an advanced understanding of the areas of commercial law dealt with in this course;
- analyse critically particular areas of commercial law by participation in discussions and online forums;
- identify and provide solutions to complex problems in particular areas of commercial law,
- transform the analysis of case law into a proposition of commercial law that can be communicated to others;
- identify the relevant legal issues that arise on a given set of facts in the areas of commercial law dealt with in the course;
- where applicable, distinguish the facts in decided cases from those in a given set of facts; build this into an argument and structure an answer to a problem question in a logical and coherent manner;
- co-operate with your colleagues within limits set by rules governing proper academic discourse.
Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.
- At least two pieces of assessment including a research based problem worth at least 50% of the overall mark (50) [LO null]
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