This course introduces students to the Australian legal system and develops student knowledge of Australian business and corporations law. The course is intended to provide a foundation for non-legal professionals intending to work in business.

Introduction to Law and Australian Legal System

  • Causing Harm | Torts
  • Making and Enforcing Deals | Contracts 1
  • Making and Enforcing Deals | Contracts 2
  • Dealing with Consumers and Competitors
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Central Concepts in Company Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors' Duties (1)
  • Directors' Duties (2)
  • Members' Rights and Remedies
  • Finance and Insolvency

Anthony Austin

Mr Anthony AustinAnthony Austin is an associate lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland. Mr Austin's interests lie in the field of methods of teaching law, teaching business law to non-law students, contracts law and issues of intellectual property law. Mr Austin has also taught business law at Griffith University and contracts law at The University of Queensland and the University of the South Pacific.

Mr Austin graduated with his Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994 and obtained his Masters of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology in 1997. He practiced as a lawyer primarily in commercial and intellectual property law for 8 years before teaching at university.


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