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Commercial Law (LLB332)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The unit aims to introduce students to principal areas of commercial law common in legal practice. Topics covered include the law of sale of goods; bailment; the law of agency; and the provisions of the Australian Consumer Law regulating misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contract terms, unfair practices and consumer guarantees and the underlying policy. Relevant legislation is considered and interpreted in this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit, you should be able to:
1. Identify and analyse legal issues that arise in consumer and commercial transactions, especially, in the areas of law covered in the unit;
2. Apply s 18 (and related provisions covered in the unit) of the ACL to consumer and commercial transactions;
3. Identify and apply the appropriate legal remedies in commercial and consumer transactions, especially in relation to the contract of sale and supply of goods and services; and
4. Appreciate the overall policy underpinning the ACL.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Assessment An assignment essay and an exam
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB and completion of LLB260/LAW260 Contract Law.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW332 Commercial Law may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mr George Syrota
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e: G.Syrota@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mr George Syrota
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e: G.Syrota@murdoch.edu.au
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