- Code BUSN1101
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Accounting
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Keturah Whitford
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2022
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
This course introduces you to the Australian legal system and the law regulating business activities. Particular focus is given to the law of contract. The course also covers the laws relating to particular types of business contracts such as sales of goods and insurance contracts. Aspects of property law and negligence are also covered.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the sources of law in Australia: statute and judge made law;
- Explain some of the associated issues such as constitutional limitations on power, the hierarchy of courts
- Find current statements of case law and legislation regarding commercial legal issues;
- Apply principles of statutory interpretation in a commercial legal context;
- Apply the doctrine of precedent in a commercial legal context;
- Identify legal issues in a problem scenario and apply the law to resolve those issues;
- Discuss the way the law will view a set of circumstances and why the law exists and also apply this to influence and inform decision making.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s) as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.
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