Course Title: Legal Studies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Legal Studies

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3043

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the Australian legal system and the different sources of legislation organisations reference and adhere to in their business operations. You will undertake research and learn how to analyse and apply legal principles in a business environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the structures and sources of law in Australia in order to apply the appropriate legislation or precedent to business case studies.
  2. Explain and analyse the law of contract, tort and consumer protection in the business environment to determine the impact on a business of failing to apply the appropriate legal principles.
  3. Work in groups to research and analyse legal problems and effectively communicate a range of potential solutions.
  4. Apply a range of technology skills to undertake effective research into current legal issues.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning experience will include face-to- face teaching, in class discussions, group work, and individual problem solving exercises and out of class research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with the resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Materials will be supplied throughout the semester including topic outlines, useful web links such as the RMIT Learning Lab and assessment preparation information. A text book will also be recommended.

The University Library has extensive resources for students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing,, and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will include a folio of exercises, research assignment and open book exam.

  • Task 1: Folio of Exercises (CLO 1, 3 and 4) – 20%
  • Task 2: Research Assignment (CLO 1, 3, and 4)- 40%
  • Task 3: Final Exam (CLO 1, 2, 3 and 4)- 40%