- Code LAWS8140
- Unit Value 6 units
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:
- 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.
- Take home exam/essay 1 (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take home exam/essay 2 (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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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 Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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