Commercial and Transport Law
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Describe the basic framework of the Australian system of law-making by statute and by judge-made law
- Describe key legal principles underlying business and transport law
- Express legal thoughts in a clear, direct, and professional manner
- The Australian Legal System
- Contract Law
- Tort Law
- Business Entities
- Property Law
- Consumer Protection Law
- Competition Law
- Environmental Law and Transport Industries
- Law and Policy - Road, Rail, and Air Transport Issues in Australia
- Accidents, Incidents, and Insurance Law
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Commercial and transport law is both broad and specific in its reach. This subject introduces broad foundations to business law within Australia before specifically applying understanding gained to the laws governing transport within Australia.
The business law foundation of this subject includes the study of five (5) major areas of civil law:
- Contract (which provides the foundation for most commercial transactions)
- Tort (which identifies compensable civil wrongs such as negligence)
- Property (which governs ownership and interests in land and also personal and intellectual property)
- Business entities and relationships (the legal entities and relationships through which business is conducted) and
- Business transactions (laws governing the conduct of business).
Specific transport law and policy topics are then studied including governance and regulation of transport activities; transport policy development and implementation; environmental law responsibilities for transport managers; and transport accident investigation.
- Engagement Task: Multiple Choice Quiz (0%)
- Multiple Choice Quiz (10%)
- Legal Case Study 1 (30%)
- Legal Case Study 2 (20%)
- Final Assessment (TBC) (40%)
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