LSSU451 Legal Studies

Updated: 27 November 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus 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 UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites candidature in GradCertAcc or GradCertArtsMgt or GradCertBus or GradCertNDISBusDev or GradCertMgt or GradCertProfAcc or GradCertPubAcc or GradDipAcct or GradDipMgt or MArtsMgt or MBA or MBus or MCom(ProfAcc) or MComm(PubAcct) or MInfoTech(Bus) or MLead or MPA or MPABus
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GSB748 or MBA748 or LS151 or LS251 or LSSU251

Legal Studies unit available to all students, other than Law students, subject to degree rules. Those students wishing to meet the qualification requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board should also consider enrolling in LSSU450, LSSU591, LSSU592, and LSSU593.

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 an advanced understanding of aspects of the Australian legal system, its sources of law, and how the system operates in relation to regulating business and commercial activities; and a well-developed knowledge of the key features and purpose of contract law;
  2. use initiative and autonomy to critique, argue and develop independent opinions on Australian commercial law; and
  3. produce clear and coherent written communications that are based upon analysis, synthesis, and the application of professional judgement, as well as reflection and evaluation of the relevant law, to competently and confidently apply the skills of legal reasoning and analysis to factual problems.