LAW8074 Project Legal Issues
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.
The course examines the following: (1) an introduction to law in the context of projects, (2) nature of the parties involved in projects, including individuals and incorporated bodies, (3) the nature of partnerships, joint ventures and other alliances, (4) the law of torts, (5) legal issues associated with tendering, (6) formation of contracts, (7) management of contracts, (8) resolution of contractual disputes, (9) intellectual property law, (10) consumer protection and trade practices, (11) property-related law including ownership and occupation, and (12) planning laws and building legislation. The course is structured to provide a broad overview of the legal issues associated with a wide range of projects.