LSSU251 Introduction to Business Law

Updated: 21 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions AFM251 or GSB748 or LS151 or LS251 or LSSU451

Legal Studies unit available to all students, other than Law students, subject to degree rules

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Lisa Ward (
Unit Description

This unit is available to non-law students only. This unit introduces students to the legal principles of relevance to business and commercial relationships. The topics covered include: the Australian legal system and business structures; an overview of the law of torts; negligence and negligent misstatement; contracts; consumer law; electronic commerce; finance law and bankruptcy; and insurance law.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of the Australian legal system and its operations in specific commercial areas; the range of business organisational options; and be able to describe and explain the legal rights, duties and responsibilities of parties in a business context;
  2. use initiative and judgement to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the application of the law regulating business relationships (negligence, contract, sale of goods, consumer protection and agency) to recommend and communicate resolutions to fact based problems; and
  3. use cognitive and communication skills to demonstrate an ability to communicate coherently an independent opinion on a legal issue relevant to business.