University of Technology Sydney

16467 Built Environment Law and Ethics

6cp; 3 hpw, face to face - theory-oriented lecture/workshops (COVID-19 depending)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 16128 Built Environment Law
Recommended studies:

Legal Studies, HSC



This is a core first-year subject in the Bachelor of Property Economics (C10310). It provides students with an introduction to law for the built environment. Students are introduced to the Australian legal system, including the processes through which law is made and changed. The subject also covers the principal obligations imposed on construction and property professionals. Examples of relevant contractual and tortious principles are drawn from cases dealing with construction and property law. It asks students to consider the difference between legal and ethical frameworks and how they apply to the scenarios raised by the case law and problem scenarios considered throughout the subject.

Students are also taught what constitutes a legal source as well as a basic introduction to legal citation and how to find sources of law.

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Autumn session, City campus

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