MANAGEMT 7022 - Business Law

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2017

This course will introduce managers to a range of legal issues that impact on their business and on their duties and responsibilities as managers. There is an increasing trend in the law to make managers personally liable for breaches of the law by their business. The course will help managers to identify areas of legal liability and risk and suggest how to minimise legal risk. The topics covered in the course include an introduction to the legal system, the law of business structures, contract law, intellectual property law, employment law, law of business torts, consumer protection law, competition law and electronic commerce law. In each topic, emphasis is placed on identifying the legal duties that apply to a manager and the legal liabilities that may be attracted by their actions.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7022
    Course Business Law
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course will introduce managers to a range of legal issues that impact on their business and on their duties and responsibilities as managers. There is an increasing trend in the law to make managers personally liable for breaches of the law by their business. The course will help managers to identify areas of legal liability and risk and suggest how to minimise legal risk.
    The topics covered in the course include an introduction to the legal system, the law of business structures, contract law, intellectual property law, employment law, law of business torts, consumer protection law, competition law and electronic commerce law. In each topic, emphasis is placed on identifying the legal duties that apply to a manager and the legal liabilities that may be attracted by their actions.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Domenic Carbone

    Mr Domenic Carbone
    Location: Room 4.16, Building: 4th floor, Ligertwood Building, Law School
    Telephone: 8313 4759
    Email: domenic.carbone@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Website: www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au

    Lecturer’s Biography

    As well as lecturing in "Business Law" for the MBA program, Domenic lectures in "Legal Aspects of Wine Business" in the Master of Wine Business program, in "Income Tax Law" for the Business School’s undergraduate and masters programs, and "Tax Planning" in the course "Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning" as part of the School's masters program.

    He has previously lectured in "Singapore Business Law" for the MBA program, in "Australian Commercial Law" and "Singapore Commercial Law" for the Business School’s masters program, and in "Law for Practising Managers" at the Australian Graduate School of Management of the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney, as part of their MBA Program.

    Background
    Domenic is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.  He carries on a legal and tax practice on a part-time basis, and has been a consulting tax advisor to legal and accounting firms.

    In addition to his academic experience, Domenic's background includes experience in both the private and public sectors.  He was previously a Tax Manager with a "Big 8" firm where he was mainly involved in the tax consulting, tax audit and indirect tax areas.  Before that he had worked for several years in the Australian Tax Office where he held a number of senior positions, including that of Legal Officer and the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner.

    Qualifications
    Masters of Laws (Commercial), The University of Adelaide (1999)
    Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The University of South Australia (1987)
    Bachelor of Laws, The University of Adelaide (1985)
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Discuss the Australian legal system and how it applies to regulate business.
    2. Identify and discuss the application of statute law and Common Law relevant to business.
    3. Apply basic principles of business law in analysing business decisions.
    4. Identify legal business issues and legal risks and recommend actions to manage them.

    Course Aims
    The course aims to make managers more aware of the circumstances in which the law impacts on their business environment and their decisions as managers, and to give an awareness of how legal risks can be minimised. The technical areas of the law that are dealt with will be approached with a management emphasis. It is not the aim of the course to enable managers to make their own final legal decisions or to give legal advice to others. Rather, the course will help managers to identify potential legal problems at an early stage and recognise situations when professional legal advice should be sought.

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Textbook
    Latimer P, 2016 Australian Business Law, 35th ed Oxford University Press.

    Details about required texts will be released on MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Useful reference books are:
    Turner & Trone, Australian Commercial Law 31st ed, Thomson Reuter.
    Miles & Dowler, A Guide to Business Law 22nd ed, Thomson Reuter

    Useful Websites:
    www.austlii.edu.au – Australian legislation and cases.
    www.comlaw.gov.au – Commonwealth legislation.
    www.legislation.sa.gov.au/index.aspx – South Australian legislation
    www.aph.gov.au – Commonwealth Parliament of Australia.
    www.parliament.sa.gov.au – Parliament of South Australia.
    www.accc.gov.au – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
    www.asic.gov.au – Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
    www.ipaustralia.gov.au – IP Australia.
    Online Learning
    The Course Materials consisting of Topic Notes, the PowerPoint slides used in classes and other material for the course, such as Case Study Questions, will be made available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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