LWST 114

Introduction to Commercial Law

Course overview

This course introduces you to the legal system in Aotearoa-New Zealand, including business entities, contract law, property laws, agency law, negligence, data protection and privacy laws.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • restriction Introduction to the Legal Environment of Business, LWST-101
Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of commercial entities appropriately managing their relationships with the macro-environment, as well as interactions and relationships with other businesses, human resources and customers.
  2. Accurately describe the basic elements of the law of contract, negligence, agency, privacy and property. This includes land and intellectual property.
  3. Effectively investigate methods of identifying and extracting useful information regarding regulatory compliance.
  4. Design a course of action based on your good grounding in law.
  5. Demonstrate your appreciation of how commercial law decisions can impact stakeholders.
  6. Recognise the need to stay up-to-date in your understanding of the legal environment relevant to the business area you operate within.

Course examiners

Amrapali Macdonald

Amrapali Macdonald

Professional Teaching Fellow in Law

Department of Financial and Business Systems