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LAWS17-576: Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce


Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. Students enrolled in this subject will learn about the legal issues that arise when engaging in electronic commerce. While specific topics may vary depending on the latest legal and technological developments, topics generally cover fields such as the national and international framework for electronic commerce, electronic contracting, e-payment, tax, consumer protection, trust in electronic commerce, data privacy laws, spam regulation and selected intellectual property issues for electronic commerce. A selection of Australian, international and comparative materials is used where appropriate.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of: a) the foremost legal issues raised by electronic commerce; and b) legal research principles and methods.
2. Demonstrate the reasoning, research and communication skills to: a) understand the dynamic nature of the relevant legal principles and argue effectively, both orally and in writing, for how those principles may best be applied.
3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the above knowledge and skills: a) with creativity and initiative to new situations; b) with high level personal autonomy and accountability; and c) to plan and execute substantial research based projects.

Enrolment requirements

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Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

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 opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start25/01/2021
Cancellation 1?05/02/2021
Cancellation 2?07/02/2021
Last enrolment03/02/2021
Withdraw – Financial?15/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?28/02/2021
Teaching census?14/02/2021