Course Title: Introductory Legal Studies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introductory Legal Studies

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020

Course Coordinator: Team Leader Business

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

In this course you will be introduced to the Australian legal system, different sources of legislation and how to apply legal principles to actual and/or hypothetical scenarios, explore solutions to legal problems, and form reasoned conclusions to negligence and contact law cases. 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. Describe the components of the Australian legal system.

2. Explain the role played by the courts, the importance of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the law of negligence.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the law of contract, with particular emphasis on contract formation.

5. Describe the law as it relates to business practices, which are deemed anti-competitive and unfair.

6. Work in groups to research and analyse legal problems and effectively communicate a range of potential solutions.

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 closed book test, oral presentation, court report, research assignment and an open book exam.