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LAW1500 Introduction to Business and Company Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
Enrolment is not permitted in LAW1500 if LAW1101 has been previously completed


Given the complexity within which commercial transactions are conducted today, an appreciation of the legal system and its impact on commerce and trade is essential for business and commerce students. This is especially pertinent to accountants seeking professional accreditations such as CPA and registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Students will develop their knowledge of the legal system through didactic teaching methods and then apply this knowledge in problem-based tutorials and assessments.

This course is designed to provide students with general legal knowledge covering principles underpinning the Australian legal system and the commercial legal responsibilities and risks in conducting business. Additionally this course will cover the law of contracts and torts, especially negligence, Australian company law and the legal nature of partnerships.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023