LAW110 Business Law (8)


This subject examines key Australian legal concepts and principles directly relevant to business operations and their legal underpinnings. It explores the structure of the Australian legal system, sources of law, principles of statutory interpretation, the court system and the doctrine of precedent. It then examines the law of negligence and substantive areas of contract and property law.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
InternalCY O'Connor - Muresk Institute
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW110
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed both LAW100 and LAW210.
Not available to students who have completed RMBU1235.
Not available to student who have completed LAW205.
Incompatible subject(s)
LAW100 LAW205

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the Australian legal system, including its history, development, and the current the-oretical frameworks within which it and its institutions operate;
  • be able to compare and contrast the Australian legal system with other legal systems;
  • be able to synthesise knowledge of the doctrine of precedent with knowledge of the hierarchy of the courts - at a state and federal level - to explain which court has jurisdiction in a particular matter;
  • be able to investigate the different sources of Australian law in order to contrast these sources and explain their significance and interrelationships when applying them to legal problems;
  • be able to independently apply rules of statutory interpretation, including Latin maxims, common law approaches and the legislative provisions that apply at a state and federal level;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of tort, contract, and property law by identifying the relevant issue(s) arising out of novel factual situations, stating the relevant legal principles, and explaining how these relate to the legal issue(s), in addition to suggesting potential remedies when providing a conclusion;
  • be able to compare different methods of dispute resolution and evaluate their effectiveness.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • introduction to law; classification of legal systems, civil and criminal liability, Australian legal institutions, alternative dispute resolution methods;
  • sources of law,  case law, precedent;
  • legal skills research;
  • interpretation of statues
  • tort law, elements of negligence; damages and defences;
  • contract law, including formation, essential elements, international contracts, vitiating factors, terms, discharge, damages, remedies;
  • statutory modifications of contract law - consumer protection;
  • property law.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.