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HA2022 Business Law Assignment Report

HA2022 Business Law Assignment Report

Purpose:

This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with their chosen case problem type questions and are able to apply the legal knowledge to factual situations, through written and/or oral communication, to achieve a reasoned conclusion. The ability to identify the relevant legal issues from a factual situation and the application of statute and case law involves the use of problem solving and decision making skills

Details:

Topics and presentation schedule:

Please organise yourselves into groups of 3 to 5 students. The assignment consists of 2 parts:

  1. Written report – worth 15% and must be submitted – Friday, Week 10 at 11.59pm.
  • This group assignment consists of 2 Part A is a case study on Contract law, and Part B is a question involving Civil Liability (the Law of Torts and Negligence). Both questions must be answered.
  • The total word limit for the group report is 2,000 Each part has a maximum word count of 1,000 words.
  • The total word count for the report as well as each part must be clearly written on the cover sheet of the Your assignment will not be marked if the word counts are not written on the cover sheet.

PART A: Contract Law Questions

  • Refer to the prescribed textbook: Gibson, A, Business Law, 10th edition (Pearson, Sydney: 2017).
  • From Part 3 – Law of Contracts, Chapters 7 to 15 on Contract Law, refer to the “Tutorial Questions” at the end of the chapters and choose one (1) problem case Note: it must be a case problem-type question and not a short answer question.
  • You must send your lecturer the number of your question and the page on which is appears for approval. Do not start work on a question without obtaining your lecturer’s prior
  • In not more than 1,000 words, answer your chosen legal case question using the IRAC
  • Your answer must be supported by relevant law and cases decided by Australian courts (preferably the High Court) and/or scholarly articles. A minimum of 3 scholarly, genuine and relevant references are required for this part of the
  • Your references must be listed in a Reference list at the end of the Part A

 

 

PART B: The Law of Torts and Negligence Questions

 

  1. Refer to the prescribed textbook: Gibson, A, Business Law, 10th edition (Pearson, Sydney: 2017).
  2. Refer to Part 2 – Civil Liability; Chapter 4 (Civil Liability: The Law of Torts and Negligence) and Chapter 5 (Applications of Negligence to Business).
  3. Refer to the “TutorialQuestions” at the end of the chapters and choose one(1)problem case Note: it must be a case problem-type question and not a short answer question.
  4. You must send your lecturer the number of your question and the page on which it appears for approval. Does not start work on a question without obtaining your lecturer’s prior
  5. In not more than 1,000 words, answer your chosen legal case question using the IRAC

 

  1. Your answer must be supported by relevant law and cases decided by Australian courts (preferably the High Court) and/or scholarly articles. A minimum of 3 scholarly, genuine and relevant references arerequiredfor thispart of the

 

  1. Your references must be listed in a Reference list at the end of the Part B

 

Assignment structure is to be written as a report format. It must include:

 

  • Cover page
  • Table of contents
  • Part A – Contracts Law question
  • Part B – Torts and Negligence question
  • Paragraphing
  • Page numbers
  • Reference list at the end of the report

 

  1. Group Presentation – worth 10% and will be presented / submitted on Friday Week 10 at 11.59pm.

Strict adherence to the 10 minute limit is expected.

 

  • Present and discuss the summary of your report (part A and B) in 10
  • The Presentation will be done in class or video Your lecturer will advise which is more appropriate. Whether in-class or video presentation, all members must present. The group will be marked down if not all members present.
  • Video link must be uploaded to a publicly-viewable video sharing platform (ex. Youtube, Dropbox, Google drive) and the video link uploaded on
  • A video presentation consists of both images and For this reason, a plain Power Point presentation showing slides even with accompanying voice recording is not considered a video and, hence, not allowed.

 

 

Important Reminders:

 

Lecturer approval of chosen case:

 

  1. You must email your lecturer your list of group members and chosen case by week

 

  1. You must obtain approval by email from your lecturer of your group and chosen case before starting work on You must NOT start work on your group assignment until your lecturer approves your

 

group and case. Please note: failure to obtain lecturer approval will result in a failing mark for the entire group for this assignment.

 

Submission:

 

  1. All group report submissions must be done online and run through No hard copies are to be submitted. Only one group member needs to submit for the whole group.

 

  1. Please fill in the “Rubric Group Report” sheet (available in Blackboard under “Assignments and Due dates) and attach as a cover sheet to your group report and upload on

 

  1. Each group must email a ‘’Peer Evaluation of Individual Participation in Group Assignment” sheet to their lecturer (available in Blackboard under “Assignments and Due dates).

 

  1. Non-submission of either the groupreport or video presentation link(ifagroup is doing avideo) on Blackboard/SafeAssign (if doing a video presentation) is equivalent to non-submission, which will merit a mark of 0 (zero) for the group

 

  1. Thisisagroupassignment Groupsof lessthan3andmore5 members will receive a penalty of 50% from the total final mark.

 

  1. Reports must be submitted via SafeAssign on Blackboard and show a similarity percentage Any group report that does not show a SafeAssign similarity percentage will not be marked and be required to re-submit.

 

  1. Late submissions will be subject to Holmes Institute policy on student assessment submission and late penalties (please refer to subject outline and Student handbook).

 

  1. Assignments are expected to observe proper referencing in accordance with a generally accepted system of citation (ex, Australian Guide to Legal Citation or Harvard System). A properly referenced assignment showing in-text citation is critical to passing and obtaining a good mark in the group assignment.

 

SafeAssign similarity percentage:

 

  1. Plagiarism in any form, shape or manner is unacceptable under any circumstances and will be dealt with according to Institute policy on

 

  1. In general, for written reports, a SafeAssign similarity percentage of 25% or below is Regardless of the similarity figure, all group reports must use in-text citation and observe proper referencing rules.

 

Identification of individual work:

 

  1. To ensure that all students participate equitably in the group assignment and that students are responsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment, each group must complete the following table which identifies which student/students are responsibl e for the various sections of the assignment:

 

Assignment section

Student/Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.

 

 

 

Marking criteria

Weighting (%)

Group Report

 

–     Identification of material facts involved in problem question

3%

–     Identification of legal issues / legal question and relevant law

3%

–     Thorough yet succinct application of law to material facts

4%

–     Citation and referencing

3%

–     Professional quality

2%

Presentation

 

–     Group member participation and division of parts

1.5%

–     Depth of analysis and evidence of understanding of the issues presented and critical thinking in answers

4%

–     Level of professionalism in presentation

3%

–     Overall clarity of presentation

1.5%

TOTAL Weight

25%

 

Total marks

available: 15 marks

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Identification of material facts involved in problem question

 

3 marks

2.55 to 3 marks

 

Completely identifies all relevant facts of case

2.1 to 2.5 marks

 

Identifies most of the relevant facts of case

1.5 to 2 marks

 

Identifies the basic relevant facts of the case but misses other

relevant facts

Below 1.5 marks

 

Does not identify relevant facts of case

Identification of legal issues / legal question and relevant law

 

3 marks

2.55 to 3 marks

 

Correctly identifies all relevant legal issues and are stated in the form of questions.

 

Correctly identifies relevant and appropriate legal rules and case law, and states them in the form of statements

2.1 to 2.5 marks

 

Issues correctly identified, but may contain extraneous information and are not stated in the form of questions.

 

Legal rules and case law correctly identified, but may contain extraneous info and are not in the form of

statements.

1.5 to 2 marks

 

Issues are not completely identified.

 

Legal rules and case law not correctly identified.

Below 1.5 marks

 

Identifies incorrect or irrelevant issues.

 

Identifies incorrect or irrelevant legal rules and case law.

Thorough yet succinct application of law to material facts

 

4 marks

3.25 to 4 marks

 

Correctly identifies facts; well- reasoned discussion relating facts to the rules

and case law.

2.55 to 3.2 marks

 

Correctly identifies facts. Not well reasoned.

2 to 2.50 marks

 

Facts not correctly identified.

Analysis incoherent.

Below 2 marks

 

No analysis.

Citation and referencing (including minimum number of references)

 

3 marks

2.55 to 3 marks

 

Correctly cites minimum of 6 references, in-text and in reference list.

2.1 to 2.5 marks

 

Has minimum of 6 references; or has occasional errors in formatting of

in-text citations and reference list

1.5 to 2 marks

 

Does not have minimum of 6 references or contains errors in formatting of in- text citations and

reference list

Below 1.5 marks

 

No referencing either in-text or in reference list; or cites inappropriate references; or all references not cited in

the correct format.

 

 

Marking Rubric Group Report

 

Professional quality including language use and writing style

 

2 marks

1.75 to 2 marks

 

Professional language. No grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors.

1.25 to 1.70 marks

 

Some mistakes. Does not detract from understanding.

0.8 to 1 mark

 

Many mistakes. Detracts from understanding. Sloppy.

0 to 0.75 mark

 

Reflects no real effort.

Deductions

 

Excess word count (1 mark for every 25 words over)

 

Under the word limit (1 mark for every 25 word under)

 

Lacks minimum of 6 references (1 mark for every missing reference)

 

 

 

 

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