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SRQ763 - Legal Risk Management

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

A Krezel

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Cloud (online) students are expected to engage in online activities (11 x 2 hours).  Campus students are expected to attend 2 x 2 days intensive learning sessions. Classes will run from 10am – 4pm during Weeks 1 and 2.  Dates will be confirmed on enrolment in this unit.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit examines complex construction project contracts from a legal risk management framework in relation to the implications for scope, quality, cost and time. Theory and practice of project conflict management, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution are investigated through precedence.  Students will explore the remedies available for the various conflict pathways of identification, early intervention, claim, negotiation, arbitration and litigation. A holistic approach to the concept of conflict will be applied through a critique of the causes of disputes mapped against the underlying risk allocation and management strategies on projects impacted by legal, business and informational contexts. Conditions of contract and cost and financial procedures are studied through case studies. The unit will allow students to evaluate, develop and apply a legal risk management approach through an examination of project disputes. 

Assessment

Assignments 70%, examination 30%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.


Assessment is by end of unit examination and two individual assignments which test the application of legal risk management and commercial contract law principles and procedures to selected projects.  Assignments will anticipate students being involved in projects in their workplace.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$2993$3237

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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