INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS

LST2BSX

2020

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-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB - Completed 60 credits

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST2BSL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Business Law and Ethics Learner ResourcePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2018Didasko Group
ReadingsFirst Principles of Business LawRecommendedMichael Lambiris and Laura Griffin (2017)OUP

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, discussion forum participation, online exercises and activities, 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, discussion forum participation, online exercises and activities, 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, discussion forum participation, online exercises and activities, 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, discussion forum participation, online exercises and activities, 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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 39
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 37 - 48
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 50
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 days unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 15 - 26
One 3.0 days unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2020, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study exercise (1,500 words)Business law treasure hunt students to be provided with cases to research and source summarizing relevancy to business law. To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 Common Law assignment (1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour final examination60 01, 02, 03, 04