LSSU451 Legal Studies

Updated: 03 May 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
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
Notes

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.

This unit has an Online Examination option. See assessment information for further details.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Lisa Ward (lward4@une.edu.au)
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.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Australian Commercial Law

ISBN: 9780455238081
Turner, C. and Trone, J., Thomson Reuters 31st ed. 2016

Note: The e-book (ISBN: 9780455238098, 31st ed.) is also acceptable and available online via UNE library. Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Business and Law in Australia

ISBN: 9780455234595
Davenport, S. and Parker, D., Thomson Lawbook Co 2nd ed. 2015

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Nutshell: Business Law

ISBN: 9780455228471
Gibson, A. and Fraser, D., Thomson Lawbook Co 3rd ed. 2011

Note: The e-book (ISBN: 9780455228471, 3rd ed.) is also acceptable and available online via UNE library. Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Referenced Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Reference material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

How to Study Business Law: Reading, Writing and Exams

ISBN: 9780409325348
Crosling, G.M. and Murphy, H., LexisNexis 4th ed. 2009

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

LexisNexis Concise Australian Legal Dictionary

ISBN: 9780409338447
Nygh, P.E. and Butt, P. (eds), LexisNexis Butterworths 5th ed. 2014

Note: Electronic devices are not permitted in an examination room. Therefore, if you choose to purchase this text as an e-book, you will not be permitted to use it in an open book exam.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 40% On Campus and Online 4000
Assessment Notes

Situational analysis and making appropriate legal advice. This assessment task is compulsory.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Compulsory Tutorial Attendance 0% On Campus
Assessment Notes

On campus students must attend 9 out of 11 tutorials

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Online Quizzes 20% On Campus and Online 800
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Open Book Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% On Campus and Online
Assessment Notes

Students must achieve at least 50% overall in the examination to pass the unit. This exam will be offered in hard copy at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Students who would like to take up the online option will need a webcam and a reliable internet connection. More information can be found on our web page at http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/my-course/examinations/olx-project

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3


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.