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Introduction to Commercial Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW10006

contact hours 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.


  • 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