units

BTG1200

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr. James Roffee

Synopsis

An introduction to legal studies and to the legal system of Australia with special emphasis on business aspects. The topics covered include: introduction to the Australian legal system; the tort of negligence with an emphasis on negligent misstatement; the law of contract; business structures, with particular emphasis on partnerships and corporations and the law of agency

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine and describe the structure of the Australian legal system
  2. examine and apply the law of negligence, with particular emphasis on the law of negligent misstatement
  3. examine and apply the law of contract, with particular emphasis on the formation and contents of contracts, matters affecting the validity of a contract, and remedies for breach of contract
  4. examine and apply the law of agency, with particular emphasis on its application to partnerships and corporations
  5. examine and analyse common business structures, with particular emphasis on partnerships and corporations.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (open book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr James Roffee

Prohibitions

BTC1110, BTF1010, BTW1201, BTW1200