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LAW2104 Business and Consumer Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Law
Version produced : 8 March 2013

Requisites

Pre-requisite: LAW1101 and Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: BLAW or BABL or BBLA or BCLA not eligible for enrolment

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.

Synopsis

This course is not suitable to be undertaken as an elective under the Bachelor of Laws program.
In the introductory law course students were exposed to basic principles of legal liability. In this course the study of those principles is extended and applied in the context of responsibilities of business to consumers. This course examines statutory and judge made laws affording consumer protection, such as legislation on false and misleading conduct and judicial decisions on unconscionability. Also canvassed are aspects of property law relevant to individuals and small business, such as the classification of property, ownership, residential and commercial leases and transfers of title, and workplace issues. This leads into a discussion of insurable interests and managing business liabilities through insurance generally. Aspects of consumer credit and cheque regulation are then considered. Finally, account is taken of the procedures available for debt recovery and consumer bankruptcy.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External