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Curtin Business School School of Business Law and Taxation

Unit Outline 11011 Business Law 100 Semester 1, 2013
Unit study package number: Mode of study: Tuition pattern summary: Credit Value: Pre-requisite units: Co-requisite units: Anti-requisite units: Result type: Approved incidental fees: Unit coordinator: 11011 Internal Seminar: 1 x 3 Hours Weekly This unit does not have a fieldwork component. 25.0 Nil Nil Nil Grade/Mark Information about approved incidental fees can be obtained from our website. Visit fees.curtin.edu.au/incidental_fees.cfm for details. Name: Phone: Email: Building: Room: Consultation times: Name: Phone: Email: Name: Phone: Email: Building: Room: Christian Duperouzel +618 9266 7105 C.Duperouzel@curtin.edu.au 407 325 Tuesday 11AM to 1PM and Thursday 10AM to 12PM

Teaching Staff:

Meenakshi Jamaloodeen + 230 401 6511 M.Jamaloodeen@exchange.curtin.edu.au Christian Duperouzel +618 9266 7105 C.Duperouzel@curtin.edu.au 407 325

Administrative contact:

Learning Management System:

Blackboard (lms.curtin.edu.au)

11011 Business Law 100 Charles Telfair Inst Mauritius 23 Jan 2013 School of Business Law and Taxation, Curtin Business School

Page: 1 of 11 CRICOS Provider Code WA 00301J, NSW 02637B

Curtin Business School School of Business Law and Taxation

Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

Syllabus
An introduction to law with a business focus. Students examine the nature and sources of law in Australia. Key aspects of civil law as they relate to business are explored with a particular emphasis on contract law.

Introduction
Welcome to Business Law 100. We hope that this unit is an interesting and valuable learning experience for you. Please read this unit outline carefully as it contains important information. This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to the legal system and an understanding of how law is relevant in business. In fact, no business transaction can occur without contemplation of the applicable law. The focus of your study will be on a number of specific areas of the law that arise for consideration in most commercial transactions, whether in Australia or internationally. This unit also teaches you how to construct a coherent and logical legal argument when analysing and solving case studies.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students can: 1 Interpret and apply the basic legal rules and principles arising in the Australian legal system 2 Demonstrate an understanding of the principal concepts and sources of law in Australia to identify and analyse legal issues 3 Construct a coherent and logical legal argument using the four step process approach 4 Apply relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve case studies Graduate Attributes addressed

Curtin's Graduate Attributes
Apply discipline knowledge Communication skills International perspective (value the perspectives of others)

Thinking skills
(use analytical skills to solve problems)

Information skills
(confidence to investigate new ideas)

Technology skills Cultural understanding
(value the perspectives of others)

Learning how to learn
(apply principles learnt to new situations) (confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems)

Professional Skills
(work independently and as a team) (plan own work)

Find out more about Curtin's Graduate attributes at the Office of Teaching & Learning website: otl.curtin.edu.au

Learning Activities
The tuition pattern is a three (3) hour weekly seminar, supported by specified reading and a computer-based tutorial. The seminar will comprise a one (1) hour interactive lecture, beginning with a revision quiz. The remaining two hours will be devoted to a case study on that week’s seminar topic, where students will be required to work through the case study in the class, with assistance from the lecturer and...
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