INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS

LST2BSL

2021

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, and property law. In addition, students are exposed to ethical standards that apply to business, particularly regarding contractual relationships, responsibility for harm, and legal protections against unethical conduct in the business world. 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-ordinatorAndy Chong

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesListening to online lectures, class participation, assignments, online tests.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student should have completed 60 credit points

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsLST1BSL OR LST1IBL

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is not available to Bachelor of Laws students as a law elective.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

First Principles of Business Law

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMichael Lambiris and Laura Griffin

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOUP

ISBN978-0-19-030448-5

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a knowledge of key features of the Australian Legal System through written and oral forms
02. Identify, interpret, analyse and evaluate case law principles and statutory provisions as they apply to business law through written and oral forms
03. Demonstrate a knowledge of the ethical standards that apply to business through written and oral forms
04. Apply problem-solving skills to legal and ethical issues in business through written and oral forms

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
This is a blended subject. Students are required to attend the two-hour workshop and undertake one- hour of online activity per week.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
This is a blended subject. Students are required to attend the two-hour workshop and undertake one- hour of online activity per week.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
This is a blended subject. Students are required to attend the two-hour workshop and undertake one- hour of online activity per week.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
This is a blended subject. Students are required to attend the two-hour workshop and undertake one- hour of online activity per week.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Vietnam (Hanoi University), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
This is a blended subject. Students are required to attend the two-hour workshop and undertake one- hour of online activity per week.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Chisholm 311 (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 0
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.
This is a blended subject. Students are required to attend the two-hour workshop and undertake one- hour of online activity per week.

WorkShopWeek: 46 - 0
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndy Chong

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 46 - 5
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 5 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple choice quiz (1500 w)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word Common Law assignment to be submitted online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour final examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4