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Fundamentals of Commercial Law - LAWS6987

Year - 2019

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.

Classes: Sep 6, 7 and 27, 28 (9-5)

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

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis

Assumed knowledge
This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area. Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in law from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System.




Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive October

23 Sep 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 22 Oct 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Sheelagh McCracken
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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