Fundamentals of Commercial Law (LAWS6987)


This introductory unit provides an overview of commercial law, focusing on the broad but fundamental concept of commercial dealings. Areas for analysis include sources and function of commercial law; the legal basis of dealings in contract and property law; dealings by principals and agents; dealings in tangible goods through leasing and sale; dealings in intangibles such as receivables through assignment; sources and methods of financing dealings; protecting dealings through insurance; regulating dealings through statute and common law restraints; and discharging dealings through a range of common payment methods and instruments.

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Apr 15, 16 & 29, 30 (9-5)


assignment (50%) and take-home exam (50%)

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This unit replaced LAWS6987 Introduction to Commercial Law.

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