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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ashraf Kazi


An introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics selected from contract law, negligence law, partnership law and trade practices law.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • examine and describe the structure of the Australian legal system
  • identify, and examine the following topics: law of negligence, with particular emphasis on the law of negligent misstatement; relevant legislation such as the Trade Practices Act, Fair Trading Act and the Goods Act; the law of contract, with particular emphasis on the formation and contents of contracts, matters affecting the validity of a contract, and remedies for breach of contract; the law of agency and partnerships
  • develop effective problem solving skills, with particular emphasis on identifying and analysing legal issues; explaining and applying relevant legal rules, cases, legislation and principles to given factual situations
  • develop effective communication skills, with particular emphasis on the ability to articulate a sound argument
  • develop a capacity for critical thought and analysis.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Gerald Acquaah-Gaisie


BTX9020, MBA9002