JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW, BUSINESS & THE CREATIVE ARTS ————————————————- SCHOOL OF LAW Business Law – BU1112 Brisbane Campus SUBJECT OUTLINE Study Period 1, 2013 Important Dates for this Subject: Study Period:1(amend) Start Date:25/03/13 End Date:28/06/13 Census Date:18/04/13 Withdraw without Academic Penalty by: 10/05/13 BU1112 – Business law BU1112 Business Law is a core subject in the BBus course and a prerequisite to BX2112 Law of Business Organisations and BX3112 Taxation in the Accounting major.
Law plays an important role in business and it is crucial that students studying for a business degree have a basic understanding of how the law works in the business environment.
Subject Description, Aims and Learning Outcomes: The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options.
The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property.
Ethical perspectives to the law will be embedded throughout the subject by considering the nature of professionalism and the duties of professionals in the business context. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting). In specific students will be able to: develop a knowledge and understanding of the legal system and sources of law in Australia | * develop a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of the law of contract in Australia | * reflect upon the values and assumptions inherent in the law of contract, and the impact/implications of that law and the problems that arise from the breakdown of a contractual relationship * develop a knowledge and understanding of tortious principles generally, and the law of negligence more particularly * demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of agency law, consumer law, property law, intellectual property law, and debt collection including bankruptcy. | | Graduate attributes developed in this subject comprise: * The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations; The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically; * The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies; * The ability to evaluate that information; * An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information; * The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area; * The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully; * The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively. Assumed Knowledge: Nil. Subject Co-ordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Room 27. 121 Tel: 47814988 Email: neil. [email protected] edu. au Lecturer: Mr Danny W Burton Mobile: 0409261536 Email: danny. [email protected] edu. au Consultation Times: By appointment Tutors: N/A Link to timetable: http://www. jcu. edu. au/office/itr/infosys/ttable/ Prescribed Texts: Pentony, et al. Understanding Business Law 5th edition Lexis Nexis Butterworths 2011. Recommended Reading List: Nil. Useful websites: Australian Legal Databases: http://www. austlii. edu. au/databases. html Lectures and Tutorials: Each weekly session at the Brisbane campus will be of 3 hours duration. The Lecture and Tutorial will be combined into what is termed a “Lectorial”
Your attendance from the commencement of each session is encouraged as revision and interactive questions may be part of each session. Class rolls and roll call questions may be called/asked throughout the session. You should anticipate spending 10 hours per week on the subject. Check the timetable for venue and times. Assessment: 1. On Course: 20% Court Assignment – Due 10 May 2013 2. 20% Examination – On-line Multiple Choice Questions/Short Answers – Available 8am 22 May 2013 – 8pm 24 May 2013 3. Final Examination: 60% – held during central examinations period On Course Assessment Assignment information will also be available from the LearnJCU “Assessment” tab on 10 April 2013 Assessment Submission
Students are required to submit a hard copy of their assignment to the Law School office AND an electronic copy is to be submitted via the subject site in LearnJCU. The electronic copy is proof of handing in the assignment and will only be looked at if the hardcopy is missing. This is done through Assignments in your subject site in LearnJCU. Students may not fax assignments without prior approval from the law school office and your subject co-ordinator. All assignments handed in at the Law School require a Law School Assessment Cover Sheet completed, signed and attached to the assignment when it is submitted. Cover sheets are available from the LearnJCU subject site or Law School office. Assignments are to be time and date stamped.
Penalties apply for late submission of ALL assessment. Where an extension has not been granted: A loss of 5% of the total marks available per day (or part thereof) will be taken off vanishing down to a mark of zero after 20 days. Marked assessments will be handed back to students in tutorials. Final Examination The final examination will be held during the official university examination period. It will be of two-hours duration with 20 minutes perusal time. The examination will be mostly problem-based and may include theoretical questions. Further details of structure will be provided in the final class. The final examination will be open book.
Students may take into the examination copies of their own handwritten or typed notes (including any PowerPoint or similar materials posted on LearnJCU and used as the basis for lectures) and copies of or extracts from any Statute referred to in the course. Textbooks are permitted but library books are not. Referencing for all Law assignments must be based on the following – Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3rd ed, 2010) University of Melbourne Notes about Assessment: * No individual results on pieces of assessment should be taken as an indication of a final grade. * Marks gained in part or all of the assessment may be modified or scaled (for example to ensure equitable treatment from different assessors). If your circumstances warrant the need for an extension, or you would like to request an informal review of your assessment, please submit the relevant request forms at the law school office. The “Review of Assessment” and “Request for Extension” forms are available in hard copy from the Law School office or from the Law School web site: http://www. jcu. edu. au/law Please note that all enquiries and concerns relating to assessment review and teaching and learning issues should, in the first instance, be addressed to the Lecturer/Subject Coordinator. The Head of School will not enter into discussion without evidence that the Lecturer/Subject Coordinator has been formally consulted. Policy and Procedures regarding Assessment and Examinations
The JCU Policy Library should be referred to for information in relation to Assessment, Final Examinations, Supplementary/Deferred Examinations, Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism. The Policy Library can be accessed at: www. jcu. edu. au/policy/student Assessment Practices Policy: http://www. jcu. edu. au/policy/teaching/teaching/JCUDEV_016741. html Student Academic Misconduct requirements: http://www. jcu. edu. au/policy/allitoz/JCUDEV_005375. html Special Consideration, Supplementary, Deferred and Special Examination Requirements: www. jcu. edu. au/policy/student/assessment/JCUDEV_005344. html Review of Assessment and Student Access to Scripts and Materials: www. jcu. edu. au/policy/student/assessment/JCUDEV_005333. html
Students with require special arrangements or consideration Students who require special arrangements or consideration should contact the AccessAbility Support Advisers. This office is located on the ground floor of the Library Building (in both Townsville and Cairns). http://www. jcu. edu. au/accessability Policy for Students with special needs is available on the web at this web address: http://www. jcu. edu. au/policy/student/rights/JCUDEV_005383. html Criteria for Assessment of On-Course Assessment, Assignments and Exams: Regard shall be had to the following criteria in assessing the on-course assessment, assignments and exams, as the case may be: 1.
Demonstrated familiarity with the relevant law; 2. Evaluation of arguments/ critical analysis of the relevant law; 3. Development of argument; 4. Structure and organisation; 5. Originality; 6. Quality of Expression; and 7. Presentation, including bibliography, referencing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation (particularly in the case of assignments). Standards of Assessment High Distinction (HD) 85% (+) Outstanding work displaying a sophisticated understanding and critical analysis of the law and policy. The work shows originality or insight and a thorough knowledge of the law and is well presented. Distinction (D)75-84% Substantial work of high quality.
It demonstrates substantial understanding of the law and policy. The work is critical and analytical and shows independence of thought. Credit (C)65-74% Very sound and competent work. It demonstrates a good grasp of the law and policy. The work shows fluency of expression and well structured argument. Pass (P)50-64% The work demonstrates a core of knowledge and a general understanding of the law and policy. The work is in a somewhat ordered structure. Fail (N)less than 50% The work fails to demonstrate a satisfactory grasp of the law and policy. It is poorly argued, lacks evidence and appropriate detail. It is not well organised. Subject Programme
Lecture| Week| Topic| Related Assessment| Reading| 1| 1| The nature role and sources of law| Assignment| Chapter 1| 2| 2| The Australian legal system| Assignment| Chapter 2| 3| 3| Contract – elements| Mid-semester and final examinations| Chapter 4| 4| 4| Contract – terms| Mid-semester and final examinations| Chapter 5| 5| 5| Contract – vitiating elements| Mid-semester and final examinations| Chapter 6| 6| 6| Contract – termination| Mid-semester and final examinations| Chapter 7| 7| 7| Mid-semester examinationContract – The effect of legislation| Final examination| Chapters 8, 9 and 10| 8| 8| Tort| Final examination| Chapter 22| 9| 9| Agency| Final examination| Chapter 14| 10| 10| Dealing with property| Final examination| Chapters 18 and 20| 11| 11| Dealing with intellectual property| Final examination| Chapter 19| 12| 12| Consumer protection, consumer credit and debt recovery| Final examination| Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 23, 24, 25| 13| 13| Revision| Final examination| -| Please note a hard copy of this document will be made available to you at no charge upon request at the School of Law office.
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