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MLC101 - Law for Commerce


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Kim Teh
Trimester 3: Kim Teh
Trimester 2: Jay Gul
Previously:Business Law
Cohort rule:

Not available for Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students

Incompatible with: MLL111
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour class and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2-hour class (recordings provided) + 1-hour online seminar per week


This unit provides the underlying concepts and purpose of commercial law. It covers the Australian legal system, the law relating to contract, business relationships and negligence.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply key principles of law for commerce to recognise and evaluate legal issues. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical Thinking


Interpret and analyse a range of legal issues and the bearing they have in commerce.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical Thinking


Use appropriate digital technologies to search, retrieve and apply relevant information to law for commerce. 

GLO3: Digital literacy


Identify critical legal issues in the international context that have a bearing on business ethics, standards and practice in Australia.

GLO8: Global citizenship


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) – Case study - 3 mini case studies 250 for each case 20% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Short Questions based on Case Study  1500 words 30% Week 8
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLC101 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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