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LAW7402 - Commercial and corporate practice

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Claire Smith


City Term 1 2007 (On-campus)
City Term 2 2007 (On-campus)
City Trimester 1 2007 (Online)
City Trimester 2 2007 (On-campus)
City Trimester 3 2007 (On-campus)


This subject will cover the range of legal services required for a practitioner acting for clients involved in small and large businesses, such as formation and regulation of business enterprises, directors' duties and taxation of businesses. It will require the development of the skills such as legal research and analysis, awareness and use of learning strategies, practice management, oral communication and interpersonal relationships and mediation. It will focus on the values of resolution of ethical conflicts and recognition of personal values


The primary objective is that those who have successfully completed the Diploma course, of which this subject is a part, will have the broad knowledge, skills and ethical awareness to undertake legal practice. Students who have successfully completed this subject will have acquired the following competencies:

  1. practice fields: through learning and developing the skills summarised below, and gaining experience in the application of those skills in the field of this subject, students will have improved their competence to practise in any chosen specific field or fields of law and pratice;
  2. skills: in particular, students will have learned and developed the skills set out in the Course Description for the Diploma relating to - learning strategies, research, analysis and writing; oral communication and inter-personal relationships; negotiation and advocacy; practice management and accounts; and hanmdling ethics and values;
  3. personal development: students will have enhanced their broad and critical understanding of knowledge already gained, and their intellectual and social skills, in order to encourage and enable a continuing professional approach to work, community responsibilities and personal development

Contact hours

Intensive - 27 hours per week for 3 weeks