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LAWS77-576: Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce


Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. 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 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

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

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Juris Doctor students are expected to have completed a minimum of 80 credit points of compulsory law subjects.

Restrictions: ?

Students must be into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

Anti-requisites: ?

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start31/01/2022
Cancellation 1?11/02/2022
Cancellation 2?13/02/2022
Last enrolment09/02/2022
Withdraw – Financial?21/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2022
Teaching census?20/02/2022