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Commercial Law

Overview of the unit

Unit code: LAW10013
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit builds on the foundation knowledge and skills acquired in contract law, to understand more specialised applications of contract law. These include bailment, agency, creation and regulation of security interests over personal property, commercial sale of goods and services, consumer credit, insurance, and guarantees. Students will also practise drafting advice and legal agreements in these areas, to discuss the legal implications in commercial practice and to provide advice in problem scenarios.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Locate and describe the common law and statutory provisions governing selected topics in the law of commerce.
  2. Apply these areas of law to factual situations and develop problem solving skills to analyse and determine a likely outcome
  3. Apply the knowledge learnt in these topic areas to draft clauses in commercial agreements in relevant topic areas.