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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the principles of commercial law and the relevant legislative provisions and case law;
- use initiative and judgement to critically analyse, synthesise, and evaluate the effectiveness of regulation of commercial law transactions and the policy issues raised by commercial law e.g., sale of goods, consumer protection, consumer credit, agency, bailment, insurance, guarantee and ecommerce;
- demonstrate a well-developed ability to identify legal issues and apply the commercial law principles to determine the obligations of those involved in commercial transactions; and
- demonstrate an ability to act autonomously to present a clear and coherent exposition of the relevant knowledge that evidences legal research, legal reasoning and professional judgment to questions relating to commercial law issues.
- 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.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
andand one of
- UNE-LAW172-Contract Law
- UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II (No longer available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). 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Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.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
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- 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.
Commercial law looks closely at the statutory and common law regimes relating to consumer transactions and consumer protection. The unit examines the Sale of Goods Act 1923 (NSW) and its implication for business and private consumers as well as traders. The Australian Consumer Law regime under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) is also examined from a consumer's perspective. This includes the law relating to misleading and deceptive conduct, consumer guarantees and manufacturer's liability. The unit also examines the law applying to electronic commerce, credit, insurance, bankruptcy, agency and guarantees.
Assignment 1: Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Open Book Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 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. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Open Book Examination (50%)
- Online Quiz (10%)