Commercial Law I: Principles of Australian Law
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a knowledge of the sources of law; the legal and political institutions; the process by which case law evolves; and how the principles of statutory interpretation are applied by the judiciary;
- use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in demonstrating the application of principles of relevant case law and legislation to particular sets of facts;
- demonstrate an ability to employ the skills of legal research techniques to access cases, legislation, and the secondary sources relevant to a topic or a problem question; and
- produce clear and coherent written communications that are based upon analysis, synthesis, and the application of judgement, as well as reflection and evaluation of the relevant law.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject equips you with foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system and the administration of the law. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the Australian legal system, the Australian judicial system, common law and equity as well as case law and precedent, legislation, statutory interpretation, legal research and legal writing. You will also explore criminal law, white collar crime, real property, personal property and intellectual property.
Assignment: Case Analysis. 1000 Words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assignment: Legal Problem Question. 2000 Words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Final Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Case Analysis/Research Exercise (15%)
- Legal Problem Question (25%)
- There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. 2 hrs 15 mins (60%)