Law of Commerce

LAW20019 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.  

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20


Prerequisites

Or
100 Credit Points that must be completed before undertaking this unit.

Corequisites

 
Anti-requisites :
Completion of a unit that is very similar in content or the content overlaps with another unit.
 
And
 
 

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to gain an understanding of the law applicable to contracts and companies that are employed in the modern business environment. In particular, the primary focus is on the contracting activities and its repercussions relating to businesses and entrepreneurial activities. The operations of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) which regulate the activities of companies, company officers and shareholders also take significance in this unit.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Analyse and apply a range of legal concepts relating to corporate (including an understanding of the business
structures of trusts and joint ventures) and contract law, drawing both from common law and statute law
2. Generate a range of solutions from case law drawing on analysis and interpretation of the Corporations Act
2001, the common law and other related state and commonwealth legislations
3. Apply critical thinking and analytical skills when applying legal concepts and principles in the conduct of
businesses and entrepreneurial activities
4. Construct coherent and logical legal arguments and communicate them effectively.
 
 

Courses with unit

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Business with an Accounting Major must also complete this unit for CA/CPA accreditation.