WINEMKTG 7035 - Legal Aspects of Wine Business (M)
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code WINEMKTG 7035 Course Legal Aspects of Wine Business (M) Coordinating Unit Business School Term Trimester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 36 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course will introduce students to a range of legal issues that impact on a wine business and international trade in wine. The topics covered will include an overview of the legal system, including international trade law, legal business structures for carrying on a wine business, contract law that applies to wine sales, as well other transactions undertaken in a wine business and international sales, business torts, including negligence and product liability, consumer protection and competition laws, intellectual property in a wine business, labelling claims and label integrity program, food standards and trade measurements, distribution arrangements including importing and exporting, International Trade Agreements and agencies, and ecommerce law that applies to operating an online wine business.
Course Coordinator: Mr Domenic Carbone
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 An understanding of the legal system and how it applies to regulate a wine business.
2 Knowledge of basic principles of specific topics of law and their relevance to a wine business.
3 An awareness of legal issues that can arise in carrying on a wine business and the legal duties and rights that can arise.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 and 2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2 and 3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
Australian Business Law 2016, Latimer, 35th ed, Oxford University Press.
Other Course Materials, such as PowerPoint slides and supplementary notes, will be made available on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesUseful reference books are:
Global Wine Regulation, edited by Harvey & Waye 2014, Thomson Reuter.
Australian Commercial Law, Turner & Trone, 31st ed, Thomson Reuter.
A Guide to Business Law, Miles & Dowler, 21st ed, Thomson Reuter.
International Business Law, August, Mayer & Bixby, 6th ed, Pearson.
Online LearningSeminars will be recorded and the recordings made available on MyUni. PowerPoint slides used in seminars and other learning material for the course, such as supplementary notes and tutorial questions, will also be made available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTeaching will be by intensive seminars during which topics will be presented in lecture format followed by case study problem tutorial question solving that consider and apply the legal topics covered in lectures. All students are expected to attend all seminars in this course or, if an external student, view the seminar recordings.
Before a seminar students are expected to have printed and read the PowerPoint slides for the topic being covered. After a seminar students are expected to undertake further reading from the textbook. Students are also expected to engage in the learning process and actively participate in class discussions.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours for a three-unit course of private study outside of classes.
Students in this course are expected to attend all seminars throughout the trimester, or, if an external student, view the seminar recordings.
Learning Activities Summary
Topics Textbook Reading 1 Overview of the legal system Chapter 1 2 Legal business structures Chapters 9 & 10 3 Contracts – Formation Chapter 5 4 Contracts – Operation: Terms & Remedies Chapter 6 5 Business torts Chapter 4 6 Consumer protection Chapter 7 7 Anti-competitive business conduct Chapter 8 8 Intellectual property Chapters 3 & 12 9 International Trade Agreements & agencies To be provided 10 Labelling claims & label integrity program To be provided 11 Food standards & trade measurements To be provided 12 Exporting & distribution arrangements To be provided 13 Liquor licensing To be provided 14 Electronic commerce Misc paragraphs
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Assessment Weight Due Date/Week Length (Word/Time) Learning Outcomes Assignment 1 50% TBA 2,000 words 1 to 3 Assignment 2 50% TBA 2,000 words 1 to 3 Total 100%
A written essay answer to a legal case study question. The assignments are each an individual or group assignment, with a maximum of three students to a group.
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