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LAWS77-584: Foundations of Enterprise Law and Governance


Foundations of Enterprise Law and Governance is a compulsory subject in the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject will introduce students to the foundations of their legal and ethical obligations as directors and officers: legal rules and ethical principles generally, the Australian legal system and the sources of law in Australia, and the basic rules and doctrines of tort law and contract law.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 1-6]
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,430
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,710

Learning outcomes

1. Explain and reflect upon the nature of legal rules and ethical principles, and the relationship between the two
2. Describe the features and contexts of the Australian legal system, and explain how to access, interpret and apply Australian law
3. Analyse and solve simple problems involving tort law and contract law in a commercial context

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Law graduates should not enrol in this subject.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start07/09/2020
Cancellation 1?20/09/2020
Cancellation 2?23/09/2020
Last enrolment18/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?02/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?18/10/2020
Teaching census?01/10/2020