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Law in Business Major


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) after completing the first year core units with a credit transfer for the professionally accredited law units already studied within the last 10 years.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1100Legal Framework I15
LAW1116Legal Process15
LAW1117Torts I15
LAW1600Legal Writing and Research15
LAW2105Employment Law15
LAW2106Intellectual Property Law15
LAW3201Law of Banking and Credit III15
LAW3221Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad law in business knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  2. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging law in business problems systematically.
  3. Communicate law in business knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  4. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one’s own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Potential opportunities 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

This Major can be studied in the following courses

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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