MLJ705 - Commercial Law and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only


MLJ701 and MLJ702

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 - cloud (online)

1 x 2.5h class (recordings provided) + 1.5h online seminar (live streamed and recordings provided)


This unit will assist students to develop a defined level of understanding of areas of law that regulate commercial relationships and facilitate the conduct of commercial activity. Topics include: Agency relationships in commercial dealings; Sale of Goods [Goods Act 1958 (Vic)]; unconscionability, consumer guarantees and unfair contract provisions of the Australian Consumer Law [Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)]; and Insurance fundamentals [Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)]. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge by considering how the law aims to strike a balance between competing values, such as freedom of contract, security and certainty of transactions, fairness and consumer protection. Students will also examine contemporary developments both in the law and in professional practice.

Unit Fee Information

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