University of Technology Sydney

70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law

Requisite(s): 70211 Contracts AND 70311c Torts
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
Anti-requisite(s): 70318 Personal Property


In this subject students develop an understanding of commercial law. They examine concepts of personal property relevant to commercial law including concepts relating to possession, title and security interests in personal property. Commercial law covers transactions involving personal property including sales or leases, which may also be financed by borrowing. The subject also examines the application of specific legislation relating to sale of goods, security interests in personal property and consumer protection. Student statutory interpretation skills are reinforced through examination of relevant legislation. The subject also examines how international aspects of transactions are dealt with in domestic and international law.

This subject is taught from a student-centred perspective, with an emphasis on statutory interpretation and case analysis, which may involve lectures, seminars and online learning activities. Reading and discussion are focused on Australian law and cases.

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