INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS

LST2BSL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to some of the core principles of contract and consumer protection law, the law of negligence, agency law, and the various legal structures recognised by law for carrying on business. In addition, students are exposed to ethical standards that apply to business throughout its lifetime, from starting a business to contractual relationships that are formed throughout. This subject also adopts a skills-based learning approach. It does this through teaching the basic techniques of problem-solving and promoting an understanding of the dynamic nature of the law. These skills prepare students for more advanced law subjects as well as their professional careers.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2CNT

Equivalent subjects LST1LCC, LST1IBL, LST1BSL

Special conditions This subject is not available to Bachelor of Laws students as a law elective. Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Accounting Students should enrol in this unit.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding Business LawPrescribedGraw, Parker, Whitford, Sangkuhl and Do (7TH ED)LexixNexis Butterworths

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a knowledge of key features of the Australian Legal System through written and oral forms

Activities:
Listening to online lectures, tutorial participation, assignments, online tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

02. Identify, interpret, analyse and evaluate case law principles and statutory provisions as they apply to business law through written and oral forms

Activities:
Listening to online lectures, tutorial participation, assignments, online tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Demonstrate a knowledge of the ethical standards that apply to business through written and oral forms

Activities:
Listening to online lectures, tutorial participation, assignments, online tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Apply problem-solving skills to legal and ethical issues in business through written and oral forms

Activities:
Listening to online lectures, tutorial participation, assignments, online testsOnline
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Dandenong, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Dandenong, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLola Akin Ojelabi

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2015, ACN Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Bevacqua

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2015, ACN Summer Semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Bevacqua

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 05
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 05 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2015, Semester 2, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Bevacqua

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online class test20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04