Business Law

Unit code: VBE1006 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
N/A
Overview
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Overview

This unit of study aims to provide students with an introduction to the basic principles of Contract Law, to relevant case law and to the relevant statutory provisions. The teaching approach aims to equip students with a format from which they may develop a fundamental understanding of legal reasoning as it applies to the analysis of contractual relationships.

Students will develop a working knowledge and overview of the legal system and begin to understand and use the language and terminology of Business Law. Students will gain an appreciation of contract and business law issues and begin to develop skills they can apply in their working life to avoid problem situations. Students will learn techniques to locate the appropriate law to apply law to a contract problem. The learning and teaching in the unit supports and prepares students for further study and the workplace through the scaffolded development of academic and professional skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify legal issues in common business law scenarios, analyse and discuss the stakeholders legal rights and responsibilities;
  2. Accurately articulate and explain the legal rights, duties and responsibilities of parties in a business context;
  3. Research, apply and accurately reference the appropriate law from particular statutes and case law relevant to specified contexts;
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the law relating to contract issues by analysing problem scenarios and applying relevant legal principles to advise on likely possible legal outcomes; and
  5. Clearly articulate individual interpretation of business law issues and application of relevant knowledge to others.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
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Grade: 15%
Online Quiz (60 mins conducted in supervised class time)
Assessment type: Exercise
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Grade: 60%
Three in-class law case studies
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 25%
Precedent Analysis & Presentation

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University, Liaoning University
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 10%
Online Test (60 mins conducted in supervised class time)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 20%
Online Quizzes (5 x30 mins conducted in supervised class time)
Assessment type: Essay
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Grade: 20%
Essay (1500 words)
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 50%
Final Exam (1500 words)
For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Other
|
Grade: 15%
Online Quiz (60 mins conducted in supervised class time)
Assessment type: Exercise
|
Grade: 60%
Three in-class case law studies
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 25%
Precedent Analysis & Presentation

Required reading

There are no required texts for this unit. Resources will be made available via the VU Collaborate site for this unit.

As part of a course

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