LAWS 1002 Enterprise Law (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700254

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Description This is an introductory law subject designed to introduce the fundamentals of law in a commercial context. The subject 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 subject examines the structure of the legal system, the way law is made, and the main areas of law relevant to starting and running a business including contracts, torts and consumer protection.

School Law

Discipline Business and Commercial Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Pre-requisite(s) JUST 0003

Equivalent Subjects LAWS 1004 - Introduction to Business Law LAWS 1001 - Enterprise Law LAWS 1005 - Introduction to Business Law (UWSC)

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in extended diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject. Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor programs listed below must pass all College preparatory subjects listed in the program structure before progressing to the Year 2 subjects.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the features of the Australian legal system including the impact of this system upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of legal concepts in business.
  3. Apply understanding of legal concepts to analysing and solving practical problems.
  4. Demonstrate effective and appropriate written communication skills.

Subject Content

1. The Legal System
2. Contracts - with emphasis on employment contracts, leases etc
3. Negligence and negligent misstatement, Occupational Health and Safety
4. Australian Consumer Law
5. Business structures - partnerships, sole traders, trusts and companies
 

Assessment

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-session Exam 20 N Individual
Short Answer 40 N Individual
End-of-session Exam 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Nickolas James, Business Law (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd ed, 2014).

Teaching Periods

Term 1 (2022)

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