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Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to the legal system of Papua New Guinea as well as aspects of business law. The unit focuses on the law of contract and also considers negligence, consumer protection and agency, with an emphasis on legal problem-solving. The connection between law and ethics and the role of ethics in business are also explored.

Unit content

1. The Papua New Guinean Legal System
2. Making a Contract — Intention, Agreement and Consideration
3. Making a Contract — Capacity, Genuine Consent, Legality and Form
4. Construction of the Contract
5. Discharge and Breach of Contracts 
6. Consumer Protection in the Supply of Goods and Services
7. Negligence
8. Agency

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Describe and critically discuss the structure of the Papua New Guinean legal system and how laws are made and developed
2 Apply the fundamental principles of the laws relating to the creation, construction, and discharge of contracts, to solve legal problems in business and commerce.
3 Apply the fundamental principles of the laws relating to negligence, consumer protection and agency to solve legal problems in business and commerce .
4 Demonstrate basic understanding of legislation and case law relevant to business and commerce, and of the interrelationship between law and ethics.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and critically discuss the structure of the Papua New Guinean legal system and how laws are made and developed
  2. Apply the fundamental principles of the laws relating to the creation, construction, and discharge of contracts, to solve legal problems in business and commerce.
  3. Apply the fundamental principles of the laws relating to negligence, consumer protection and agency to solve legal problems in business and commerce .
  4. Demonstrate basic understanding of legislation and case law relevant to business and commerce, and of the interrelationship between law and ethics.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.