Courses & Units

Consumer Protection LAW669

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Consumer Protection
Unit code LAW669
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Coordinator

Associate Prof. Heather Forrest

Teaching staff

Associate Prof. Heather Forrest

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Fees

Domestic

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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Requisites

Prerequisites
LAW204 OR LAW252 AND LAW253 AND LAW250 AND LAW251 AND LAW254 AND LAW255 AND LAW256 OR LAW222 AND LAW226 AND LAW225 AND LAW221 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW205 OR LAW253 AND LAW224 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW351 AND LAW352 AND LAW221

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

5 x 50 minute seminars fortnightly

Assessment

Internal Assessment (30%); Exam (70%)

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Textbooks

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