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CURTIN COLLEGE

BUSINESS LAW 1100
ASSIGNMENT TWO (30%)

Part A - Four step process

The case study which students are required to resolve using the four step process is set out below. Students are required to apply the relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve the legal issues arising in the case study by explaining and applying their knowledge of the legal principles and rules arising in Australian legal system: topic four to five inclusive.

Please note also that the information contained in the course materials (the Source Book, computer based tutorials and seminar materials) are sufficient when completing your assignment. It is not necessary to research beyond these materials for the purpose of completing assignments.

NOTE:
The fact scenario used in this assignment is fictitious.

Students are to focus on answering the questions in Part A with reference to the relevant issues raised by the question as they arise from topics 4 and 5. Students do not need to (and should not) undertake any additional research. The level of detail and information contained in the course materials is sufficient to answer the assignment.

Note the four step process requires students to refer to case law or legislation as authority for the rules of law explained in step two. Where appropriate you will need to refer to any applicable legislation or case authorities contained in the materials for topics 4 and 5. You may also want to review the materials on referencing that were provided for the first assignment.

Marking rubric

The case study is made up of two (2) questions (1) and (2). Each is worth ten (10) marks. A further five (5) marks are allocated to how well the student has followed the four step process.

In relation to the marks allocated for the overall use of the four step process and structure of the answer, regard will be had to not just whether the answer is “set out” in the four steps. Consideration will be given to the clarity of the explanation of the law with regard to applicable authority where relevant. Students will be rewarded here for a detailed application of the facts to the law explained. For example, a very good use of the four step process would be the application of the facts specifically to every principle of law explained.

Consideration will also be given to the logical presentation, coherency and consistency of the explanation of the law, application of facts and subsequent conclusion. Consequently this will include a consideration of matters such as presentation, formatting, expression, sentence structure, grammar and the like.

As a general guide, a student who has used the four step process correctly for each question(has identified the relevant principle(s) of law, explained the rule(s), applied the facts and come to a logical conclusion), but the explanation of the law or application of the facts is not as detailed as it could be, or the conclusion is not a logical progression of what has gone before, would be awarded a pass mark for this part of the assignment (2.5 - 3 marks).

Part B - Short answer question

One short answer question, worth 5 marks. This question will not necessarily relate to the case study. Part B will examine topic 3 and is set out below.

Referencing and appropriate acknowledgement of sources

Most often errors in referencing are incidental or clearly inadvertent. In the event of a level one incident of plagiarism occurring, a student may be contacted by the University and required to undertake further training or remedial work in relation to referencing. Where the lack of correct referencing appears to contravene the University policy on plagiarism, the student’s paper will be referred to the Unit Coordinator and dealt with according to University policy. This may amount to academic misconduct.

An important aspect of the University Plagiarism Policy is recognition that not all...
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