We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present. 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 teaching assistants. This structure gives students the opportunity to learn how to apply relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve case studies and receive feedback from the teaching staff.
The computer-based tutorial assigned for that week can be completed in the students’ own time at their convenience. Should students not have access to a suitable computer, or wish to receive further assistance and feedback on any of the tutorial topics, the software for the computer-based tutorials has been installed in the computer labs in building 402. Students will be notified which labs will be staffed by Business Law 100 teaching assistants. 11011 Business Law 100 Charles Telfair Inst Mauritius 23 Jan 2013 School of Business Law and Taxation, Curtin Business School
You will need to purchase the following textbook(s) in order to complete this unit: Lambiris M and Griffin L, First Principles of Business Law 2013 Edition, CCH, Sydney. Only the original purchaser of this text is licenced to download and install the computer-based tutorials required for this unit. Should students purchase a second hand version of the textbook or not have access to a suitable computer, the software for the computer-based tutorials has been installed in the computer labs in building 402. Students should be aware that there have been significant changes to the 2013 edition.
Other Resources Recommended Texts You do not have to purchase the following textbooks but you may like to refer to them: Latimer P, Australian Business Law (recent edition); CCH Ltd, Sydney. Pentony, B; Graw, S; Lennard, J; Parker, D Understanding Business Law (4th edition or later only), LexisNexis, Australia.
Online Resources FLECS – Blackboard The Flexible Learning Environment for Curtin Student (FLECS-Blackboard) is provided for all Curtin students. Access is via OASIS (http://oasis.curtin.edu.au) under the ‘my studies’ tab. After you have carefully read through this outline, make sure that you: Listen to the introductory Vodcast (located in the Unit Resources section on Blackboard) titled, ‘How to use Business Law 100 course materials’.
Download the computer-based tutorials you will have to complete each week. Instructions on installing your interactive tutorials are provided on page vi of the First Principles of Business Law (FPBL) textbook (just before the contents page). If you have any problems downloading this software please contact the publisher at [email protected] or the trouble shooting page at www.ALCware.com. Remember: The software is copy-protected and you can only install it on one computer, so make sure you install it on a computer you will have access to for the whole semester. After installing the software, check that everything works and then follow the on-line prompts to register your installation.
Do NOT reformat your computer after installation. If you reformat, you will lose your registration and when you reinstall the FPBL software you will need a new registration number (the old one won’t work). This may mean buying a new license. Work through the weekly Lecture Outlines, case studies and PowerPoint slides and listen to the iLecture for each topic. You may wish to save the Lecture Outlines and/or the PowerPoint slides to your own computer, or print them out week by week. If you chose not to attend the seminar, work through the weekly Lecture Outlines, Case studies and PowerPoint slides and listen to the iLecture for that topic.
Complete the prescribed readings from the FPBL textbook for the topic as indicated in the Programme Calendar. Remember that there are legislative extracts at the end of the textbook which should also be read as they arise in each topic. Work through the computer-based tutorial for each topic to ensure you have properly understood the materials. Regularly check Blackboard for announcements. There is also a large amount of additional resources on this site, including quizzes, links and FAQ’s to assist your learning. In particular, the discussion board is staffed by a teaching assistant during the week.