FOUNDATIONS OF COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW

LST5CCL

2021

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-ordinatorBalu Rao

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will practice these skills in tutorials and then tested in the Class tests, the assignment and the end of semester exam.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Law in Commerce

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSweeney, OReilley and Coleman.

Year2016

Edition/Volume6th Edition

PublisherLexisNexis

ISBNN/A

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. Be able to analyse cases and interpret statutory provisions relevant to company and commercial law and apply them appropriately to the facts.
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.
03. Be able to identify the main principles applicable to contract law and explain how these principles apply to commercial transactions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online test (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online test (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online test (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Sydney, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBalu Rao

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online test (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mid semester Assessment (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Final take home examination (3000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3