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Introduction to Commercial Law

Overview of the unit

Unit code: LAW10006
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

The aims of this introductory unit are to introduce students to the framework of the Australian legal system and to the business structures operating in Australia and to provide an introductory overview of various areas of the law including Contracts, Torts, Sale of Goods, Consumer Protection, Company Law and Remedies.

Content

Judges as Law-Makers: Law; the role of the courts; the tort of negligence
Formation of Contracts: Offers, acceptance, consideration and intention
The Content of Contracts: Terms, particularly specific terms excluding liability
Validity of Contracts: Duress; undue influence and unconscionability; misrepresentation and misleading conduct
Termination of Contract and the Consequences