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LAWS6987 - Fundamentals of Commercial Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
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
Prohibitions: LAWS3400
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Joellen Riley

Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week

Assessment: 3000wd assignment (30%) and 2hr open book exam (70%)

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.This unit replaced LAWS6987 Introduction to Commercial Law.
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