MLL117 - Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*
Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL107, MLL217
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only




Students enrolled in in M312, D312, D322, D323, D331, D335, D396  before 2019:  MLL110

Students commencing  M312, D312, D322, D323, D331, D335, D396 , D397 from 2019:  MLL110 and MLL113

Incompatible with: MLL217
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

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (2 hours) + 2 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for NIKERI students only


The main focus of this unit is on tortious and statutory liability for false or misleading statements. We will cover in detail the torts and statutory provisions which comprise a regime for regulating false statements, including the torts of defamation, negligent misrepresentation and injurious falsehood, and the statutory prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct and other false representations in the Australian Consumer Law. The unit will also cover a limited number of other economic torts and other consumer protection provisions in the Australian Consumer Law. 

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