Courses & Units

Consumer Protection LAW669

Hobart

Note: Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.

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
Teaching staff

Mr L Griggs

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit?

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090900

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

5 x 50 minute seminars fortnightly

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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