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BTF1010 - Commercial law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Brendan Sweeney


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)


Liability for defective products; liability for misleading advice or information; contract law; agency law; partnership law; introduction to company law; company officers' duties.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:

  • Examine common commercial law scenarios relating to: the supply of defective goods and services; contract disputes; misrepresentations; agency relationships; partnership law; and company law;
  • Identify legal problems and risks which arise in those scenarios;
  • Describe the laws) relevant to those scenarios;
  • Analyse and apply the laws) to predict possible legal outcomes.


Assignment(s) and/or Test(s) :40%, Examination (3 hours) :60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week

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