Subject Code: ALAW200


This subject will introduce students to the basic principles of Business Law. Students will be introduced to the importance and impact of the legal system on business. Students will develop an understanding of the impact of legal issues on tourism, hospitality, retail, events, property and sports management. The meaningful application of industry scenarios makes this unit a practical and useful learning experience.


The aim of this unit is to provide the student with basic knowledge of the relevant New South Wales/Commonwealth Law pertaining to the tourism, hospitality, retail, event, property and sports management industries. Participants are introduced to both the Common and Statute Law that relate to the numerous areas of liability affecting these industries.

Teaching and Learning Strategy

The strategies used to achieve the learning objectives will be through lectures, tutorials, case studies, discussions and assessments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically examine the main features of the Australian legal system as it applies to operating a business.

  2. Analyse central elements of relevant national legal systems and how they developed in relation to operating
    within the business environment.

  3. Assess the impact of the current legal system on the hospitality, tourism, events, property, retail, sport and
    business sectors.

  4. Critically analyse the ethical implications of legal decisions and how they impact on the business environment.

  5. Assess the obligations, rights and remedies available to parties in particular commercial relationships.


Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Assessment One – Case study

Students will be given an case study and they will need to write an individual report on the case study findings.

Assessment Two – Group Report

Students will be allocated into groups and they will be required to prepare a legal arguement in relation to a case study.

Assessment Three – Moot Court

Using the findings of their case study from the group report, students will now have to present this to the class in the form of a ‘Moot court’.

NoTypeWeightingLearning Outcomes
1Individual Assignment20.00%1,2,3
2Group Assignment20.00%1,2,3,4,5
3Practical Assignment10.00%1,2,3,4,5
4Final Exam50.00%1,2,3,4,5