LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200909

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Description This is an introductory law unit designed to introduce the fundamentals of law in a commercial context. The unit introduces students to the basic principles of law and the legal system as well as examining some of the major areas of law that impact on commercial dealings. This unit examines the legal system, the way law is made and the main areas of law relevant to starting and running a business including contracts, negligence and consumer protection.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 9864 - Introduction to Legal Principles LAWS 1004 - Introduction to Business Law LAWS 1005 - Introduction to Business Law (UWSC) LGYB 0472 - Introduction to Business Law (Creative Industries) LAWS 1002 - Enterprise Law (UWSC)

Restrictions

This subject is not to be taken as part of a Bachelor of Laws program attempt. External offerings are only available to students enrolled in a Property Major and to students enrolled in WSU Online Bachelor of Business. UEH offerings are only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business and Commerce, attending offshore on-campus, at the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the features of the Australian legal system that apply to commercial enterprises;
  2. Identify legal issues and apply basic legal concepts to solve practical commercial problems;
  3. Demonstrate effective and appropriate written communication skills.
  4. Identify the features of the Australian legal system that apply to commercial enterprises, including the impact on Indigenous peoples.
  5. Explain fundamental legal concepts and principles relevant to commercial enterprises.
  6. Identify legal issues and strategies to respond to practical commercial problems.
  7. Formulate written analysis of practical commercial problems.

Subject Content

1. Australian Legal Systems.
2. Business Structures- partnerships, sole traders, trusts and companies.
3. Negligence including negligent misstatement and workplace safety.
4. Contracts- with emphasis on commercial contracts
5. Australian Consumer Law.
1. Australian Legal Systems
2. Business Structures- partnerships, sole traders, trusts and companies
3. Negligence including negligent misstatement
4. Contracts (formation, validity, terms, rights and remedies)
5. Australian Consumer Law and Competition Law

Assessment

Summer A Day

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes per quiz 20 N Individual
Presentation 12 minutes (5 slides) 20 N Group
Case Study 750 words 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Thilla Rajaretnam and Pamela Devery (compilers), Commercial & Enterprise Law, (Pearson, 2019) eBook ISBN: 9780655700562
  • James, N 2021, Business Law, 6th edn, Willey Australia, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 9780730391869

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Parramatta City - Macquarie St (Summer A)

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2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Campbelltown

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta External

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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Sydney City

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

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Sydney City

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