Business Law and the Legal Environment
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This course will have three hours of lectures, which will be recorded using Panopto, and a one hour tutorial session which will be held each week, beginning in Week 3, which commences on Monday 22nd July 2019. Tutorial homework will be handed to the course tutor at the beginning of the tutorial, and it will not be possible to submit tutorial homework otherwise, unless the Convenor has given permission for this to happen.
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:
1. Identify the sources of New Zealand law and the relevance of distinctions such as those between substantive and procedural law on the one hand and public and private law on the other.
2. Gain an appreciation of the origins of the Treaty of Waitangi and its modern day relevance in the context of business activity in New Zealand.
3.Gain an understanding of particular business entities such as partnerships and companies through which business is conducted and the legal obligations imposed on those charged with their governance.
4. Gain an understanding of the relevance of significant branches of private law that have a direct impact on the conduct of business.
5. Exercise appropriate judgment in being able to determine particular legal problems which can be resolved by advice from the perspective of a buisness advisor, in contrast to more complex legal issues which require the input and advice of a professional legal advisor.Linked to the following assessments:
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Tutorial Homework||
|2. Take Home Assignment||
2 Aug 2019
|3. Take homeTest||
6 Sep 2019
Required and Recommended Readings*
1. The required text for this paper is Commercial Law in New Zealand Business, by Philip Alexander-Crawford, Nigel Sutton, David Sutton and Dawn Duncan, Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, Wellington. Tutorial questions will be closely related to the chapters of this book, so students must have a copy of the book.
2. Reading lists may also be made available for this paper on a topic basis as considered appropriate. The information in the reading lists will assist students in completing tutorial homework, and in their understanding of the content of the paper. Material in the reading lists may also be used for test and examination questions.
Miller L & Barber M., Undertsanding Commercial Law, 9th Edition, 2019, LexisNexis New Zealand .Limited, Wellington
Miller L., Understanding Commercial Law, 8th Edition, 2014, LexisNexis New Zealand Limited, Wellington
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: ACCT224, ACCT321, ACCT324, MNMGT301