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Law in Business Major

Code: MABUUT

No industry can escape the legal context in which all businesses and organisations must operate. Having a sound understanding of commercial law and the ability to manage legal risk is a skill valued by employers both in the private and public sector.

Students will study the foundations of law including legal framework, legal process, legal writing and research, torts and trade practices, competition and consumer protection law. Students can then tailor the major to suit their area of interest with three electives including property, employment, banking, mining, international trade and intellectual property, among others. While this major does not qualify students to become practising lawyers, graduates will qualify for entry to Bachelor of Laws (Y11) with a credit transfer for the professionally accredited law units already studied within the last 10 years.

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Joondalup

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Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)

Online

Offered

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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate and convey legal knowledge, advice and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant levels of technology and transliteracy proficiency. (4,8,l,m)
  2. Demonstrate in depth, broad and coherent knowledge of the theories, underlying principles, concepts and techniques in business law as a basis for independent lifelong learning. (1,a,c)
  3. Demonstrate initiative and judgement to identify, plan, make decisions and solve business law problems. (5,f,i)
  4. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to recommend appropriate solutions to solve unpredictable and sometimes complex business law problems and issues using social, ethical, legal, economic, regulatory and global perspectives. (3,13,e,h,j,k)
  5. Obtain, analyse and interpret business law information from both a national and international level to create, manage or adapt innovative ideas, concepts and techniques. (6,11,13)
  6. Review, analyse and synthesise theoretical and technical business law knowledge from detailed studies of the legal process, legal research and writing processes, contract law, ethics, the law of torts, consumer and competition law and selected law of commerce themes. (2,b,d,h) 3. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to recommend appropriate solutions to solve unpredictable and sometimes complex business law problems and issues using social, ethical, legal, economic, regulatory and global perspectives. (3,13,e,h,j,k) 4. Communicate and convey legal knowledge, advice and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant levels of technology and transliteracy proficiency. (4,8,l,m) Application of Knowledge and Skills 5. Demonstrate initiative and judgement to identify, plan, make decisions and solve business law problems. (5,f,i) 6. Obtain, analyse and interpret business law information from both a national and international level to create, manage or adapt innovative ideas, concepts and techniques. (6,11,13)
Structure

Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1100Legal Framework I15
LAW1116Legal Process15
LAW1600Legal Writing and Research15
LAW1117Torts I15
LAW3221Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law15
Plus 3 from the following, with at least 1 unit at Level 3000 or 4000:
LAW2102 ^Property Law I15
LAW2104 ^Constitutional Law I15
LAW2105 ^Employment Law15
LAW2106 ^Intellectual Property Law15
LAW2350 ^Administrative Law15
LAW2601 ^Planning and Development Law I15
LAW3105 ^Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3201 ^Law of Banking and Credit III15
LAW4110 ^International Trade Law15
LAW4601 ^Mining and Resource Law15

Note: For students completing an Accounting Major in conjunction with the Law in Business Major, those students that are required to, or have completed LAW2300 Company Law and LAW2410 Income Tax Framework, may use those units to replace any second-year Core Option units in the Law in Business Major.

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Potential careers exist in a variety of corporate, government and non-government settings. The grounding in important legal units, as well as the core units in a student's Bachelor degree makes graduates with this major a welcome asset in a wide variety of settings, their legal nous complementing their other significant qualifications.

Possible future job titles

Company Director, Office Administrator or Manager, Administration Manager, Contract Manager or Officer, Compliance Officer, Legal Administration Officer

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