Foundations of Australian Lawis
exactly at the right level – in terms of both content and language – for
business students, for law students, and for international students.
This sixth edition has been fully updated to include changes in the law.
This text consists of 12
chapters, divided into four parts. Part A looks at the Australian legal system.
Part B addresses torts, and defamation, nuisance and trespass. Part C covers
contract law, and is divided into three clear and logical chapters. Part D
details consumer law, specifically the sale of goods and consumer protection.
Part E contains a Glossary of key terms, Tables of Cases and Acts, and a
To support the learning
process, each of the 12 chapters includes highlighted Legal principles and Case studies,
plus new Test your understandingquestions to encourage legal research. Each
chapter concludes with Terms &
concepts review questions, Consolidation questions, and Discussion
questionsor challenging Problems.
Now, in addition to being
an accessible and affordable textbook for Business Law students studying law in
Australia, it is also the most up-to-date.
Part 1: Chapter 1 - The basis of Australian law, Chapter 2 - The Australian parliamentary system, Chapter 3 - The hierarchy of courts, Chapter 4 - How courts make laws, Chapter 5 - The adversarial trial model; Part 2: Chapter 6 - Tort of negligence, Chapter 7 - Defamation, nuisance and trespass; Part 3: Chapter 8 - Contracts I, Chapter 9 - Contracts II, Chapter 10 - Contracts III; Part 4: Chapter 11 - Sale of goods, Chapter 12 - Consumer protection.
About the authors
Callie Harvey, BEd (Bus) (Melb), DipEd (Post grad) (Melb), MEd (Melb), has taught at RMIT University since 1995, teaching law subjects in many programs including those designed for international students. She has also completed a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Callie has experience as an Education Quality Auditor — a role which involved the auditing of local and international student programs. Using her extensive knowledge and in-depth understanding of teaching and learning, Callie has applied the methods that work best to design a teaching package – that includes this textbook – to help students more effectively learn the foundations of Australian law.