Recognises the development of consumer protection law as a discrete area of study and practice, largely as a consequence of statutory initiatives. The unit specifically focuses on the Australian Consumer Law with some reference to consumer protection in respect of financial services and products, consumer credit and liability for dangerous and defective products. The unit will also examine the values that underlie consumer protection law, its relationship with competition law and the institutions that are critical to the maintenance and enforcement of consumer norms. It will critically consider the extent to which the legislation and common law have suitably balanced the empowerment of consumers as against intervention in the name of consumer protection. In evaluating this balance between intervention and empowerment, an interdisciplinary, international perspective will be considered.
|Unit name||Consumer Protection|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Law
School of Law
|Discipline||School of Law|
Dr Heather Forrest
|Available as student elective?||No|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2016: $1,305.00||2016: $1,523.00||090900|
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- Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.
5 x 50 minute seminars fortnightly
Internal Assessment (30%); Exam (70%)
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