FOUNDATIONS OF COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW

LST5CCL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore some of the core principles of contract law, consumer protection and the law of negligence. Students will discuss various business structures including the law relating to the incorporation of companies. Students will examine the practical operation of the law in the business environment. This unit adopts a skills-based learning approach. It does this through teaching the basic techniques of problem solving.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerstin Steiner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLaw in CommercePrescribedSweeney, OReilley and Coleman.6th Edition 2016LexisNexis

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to analyse cases and interpret statutory provisions relevant to company and commercial law and apply them appropriately to the facts.

Activities:
Students will practice these skills in tutorials and then tested in the Class tests, the assignment and the end of semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Be able to examine and apply to fact situations the legal principles relating to corporations and discuss problems calling for advice to a client, and compose a legal opinion which applies to relevant situations.

Activities:
Students will practice the skill of problem solving in tutorials and then tested in the assignment and the end of semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Be able to identify the main principles applicable to contract law and explain how these principles apply to commercial transactions.

Activities:
Students will discuss this material in tutorials and tested in the assignment and the end of semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlma Pekmezovic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)20 01, 03
Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)20 01, 03
Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerstin Steiner

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 42
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)20 01, 03
Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerstin Steiner

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 46
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 46
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)20 01, 03
Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerstin Steiner

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)20 01, 03
Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)60 01, 02, 03