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Small Business Law – Benchmark Law Corporation #business #loans #online

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For a start up like us Benchmark Law is the right choice .

“Dana listens to all our fears and worries, the if’s and buts of the drafting of the contracts and she’s very nurturing. Aside from that, she’s a one stop shop. She knows all the right people to refer to if you need one since starting a business has a lot of requirements. And the best part of all is the flat fee- no guessing game at all.” Sylvia Cagalawan, Mission2Care Inc.

Thank you for such prompt work…you have made this process painless! You can be sure I’ll recommend you to anyone needing a business lawyer moving forward.

Matt Hinchcliff. M-Tech Consulting Ltd.

Thanks Dana for the help with writing our hiring agreement. Before having this document we had all kinds of interesting folks applying for jobs with our company, now when potential staff are presented with an official hiring agreement they tend to separate themselves leaving us with a better choice of candidates.

Dwayne Interlino. Gardeners for Hire

I love working with Dana and sending clients her way because she’s very approachable, transparent, warm and guiding. Her outstanding service is what start-up and growing businesses need.

Angelie Boholst Borondia. Tax Angel Consulting Ltd.

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Lexington Law Review 2016 #small #business #association

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Lexington Law Review

PROS / Lexington Law works directly with your creditors in addition to the credit bureaus to clear up your credit disputes.

CONS / This company does not offer a money-back guarantee.

VERDICT / Lexington Law s credit repair service has a lot to offer, including excellent customer service and supplemental education that is especially helpful.

Lexington Law is a law firm that offers credit repair services to clients across the country. It offers almost all of the program features we looked for in the best services, and it provided excellent customer service in our testing. It also has especially comprehensive supplemental education. These features and more earned Lexington Law our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

Support & Service

We reached out to this company multiple times on various days to test the customer service it provides to potential clients. Overall, we had positive experiences with Lexington Law’s customer service representatives. They were available via phone and were responsive to email. The representatives we spoke with were transparent and open with the answers they gave us. They also provided accurate information, and the details they gave us were consistent across phone calls and when compared to the information on the company’s website. However, no representatives followed up with us to be sure we did not have further questions.

Lexington Law offers supplemental education about credit, finances and credit laws on its website. It has 12 topics for you to research the most we saw from any service we reviewed and they include information on bad credit scores, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other legislation, clean credit reports and more. This company’s website also has a regularly updated educational blog for you to peruse. The blog discusses things such as debt-to-income ratio, taxes, high rates and other information.

Cost & Fees

To repair your credit with Lexington Law, you must pay a monthly fee of $79.95 per month, which is among the higher fees charged by these companies. There is no setup fee, and the service pulls your credit for you. Most credit repair services charge either a setup fee (which often includes the credit pull) or charge for the credit pull; some do both. If you sign up as a couple, you receive $50 off your first month’s payment. There are no additional fees for you to worry about, but you should know that Lexington Law does not offer a money-back guarantee for its service. Note that these prices were quoted to us at the time of this review, and the price Lexington Law charges you may vary depending on your situation.

Time Frame

The typical program with this credit repair company lasts four months, which is less time than many other companies advertise. Remember that the time you spend working with this law firm may vary depending on the number of items you need to dispute on your credit report. On average, Lexington Law advertises that it removes about 10 items from your credit report in total, though again, you should expect your results to vary.

Remember that not every item on your credit report is given the same weight in your score. Some items that are removed from your credit could be weighed heavier than other items; it’s possible to have 10 items removed from your report and have a very small score increase. On the other hand, you might have 10 items removed and gain a higher credit score increase than average, though you shouldn’t necessarily expect this to happen.

The number of items this company disputes each month varies, and is proportional to the total number of disputes that need to be made for your case. Credit bureaus are required to respond to disputes 30 days after receiving them, though it may take some time to see changes on your report. You should expect to start seeing results from the disputations made by Lexington Law within 45 days.

Program Details

Lexington Law offers most of the features that we looked for in our evaluation of credit repair companies. It acquires your credit score for you, saving you the hassle. It also works with your creditors in addition to the three credit bureaus, which makes it more likely that the negative items removed from your credit report will stay off. This company also offers monthly credit monitoring and identity theft protection, both of which can help you avoid needing a credit repair company in the future. This service does not offer pay for delete negotiations, however, which means that Lexington Law will not negotiate with your creditors for you to pay off your debt in exchange for the creditor removing the negative item from your credit report. You can stop working with Lexington Law at any time without penalty, as there is no contract required to work with this company.

Summary

Lexington Law’s credit repair service has a low average time for its program compared to its competitors, and there is no setup fee. This company has especially informative supplemental education and helpful customer support representatives. Even though its monthly fee is more expensive than some of the other companies on our review, its features, education and customer support put Lexington Law at the top of our list of credit repair companies.

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Small Business Law #new #small #business #loans

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Small Business Law

Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and nerves of steel. It’s not for everyone, and even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time. In order to help you stay ahead of the curve, FindLaw’s Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.

What Makes a Business a “Small” Business?

A small business owner may operate a convenience store, a plumbing service, a salon, a fast food franchise, or virtually any type of business in a given field. While there is no clear definition, small businesses share some common characteristics. They are independently owned and operated, organized for profit, and are not dominant in their field, as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The vast majority of businesses in the U.S. are considered small businesses, which employ roughly half of all workers in the country.

What Legal Issues Do Small Business Owners Typically Encounter?

All businesses will encounter certain legal matters, such as questions about taxes or drafting contracts. But a small business owner’s legal obligations and risks generally depend on the type of industry, business model, inherent risks involved, state laws, and a host of other considerations he or she faces. It’s always best to consult an attorney before opening up shop, but anyone starting a small business will likely be confronted one or more of the following legal issues:

  • Choosing a legal structure (such as a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation);
  • Hiring and managing employees in accordance with state and federal employment laws;
  • Protecting inventions and trademarks through intellectual property law;
  • Extending credit and collecting on past due amounts in accordance with federal laws;
  • Complying with health and safety regulations when constructing or preparing a work site;
  • Maintaining the required level of workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

How Can an Attorney Help My Small Business?

While small business owners act in a number of capacities, the successful entrepreneur knows when to ask for help. This is especially true of legal matters, which can sink a business if handled poorly or ignored altogether. Certain things can sometimes be done without a lawyer, such as creating a legal partnership agreement, submitting necessary tax forms, and drafting contracts with partners.

But some issues are too time-consuming, too complex, or too high-stakes to handle without the care and expertise of a business lawyer. These include defending against wrongful termination claims by former employees, making a “special allocation” of profits and losses, or negotiating for the acquisition of another company’s assets. Again, your legal needs will be unique to your business.

And while seeking counsel for complex legal issues is smart, retaining an attorney to help prevent legal problems from occurring in the first place may be even smarter.





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Find a Business Law Lawyer or Law Firm by State

Beginning on the day a new business is launched, it will encounter a host of legal issues. From selecting the optimal business structure to negotiating contracts, from ensuring that the company’s name doesn’t infringe on another business’s intellectual property to hiring new employers–almost everything that small business owners do touches on some aspect of business law. As a company owner or manager, your focus should be on successfully running and building a business. A law firm that focuses on business law will have attorneys who have a broad cross-section of experience on the myriad legal issues that affect all businesses, large and small.

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Find a Small Business Law Lawyer or Law Firm by State

Whether you’re a start-up or a well-established small business, your company needs lawyers who can guide you through the myriad legal issues that can confront any organization, large or small. From helping you select a business structure to representing your company in the event of litigation, from reviewing contracts to creating employment policies, small business attorneys can work with your company to address both the routine legal matters and less common issues that arise. Small business law firms may also have the expertise to address intellectual property, tax, real estate and other types of legal issues that may be encountered in the course of doing business.

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Business Law: Future Students: The University of Western Australia #franchise #loans

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Business Law

  • 1 About this course
    Overview, structure, opportunities
  • 2 Entrance requirements
    English and prerequisites
  • 3 How to apply
    Intakes, application forms, dates

Law is a fundamental business discipline. Its study allows you to develop a wider perspective on both the business and regulatory landscape and specialised expertise that will not only enrich your business career but can also lay the foundations for successful postgraduate studies in law.

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Introduction

A major in Business Law will provide you with a solid understanding of the Australian legal system and how it impacts on business and commercial transactions. The units studied give detailed consideration to the law relating to contract, torts, corporations, agency, partnership, fiduciary obligations, taxation, banking, finance, intellectual property, competition, consumer protection and international trade.

Course description, features and facilities

The Business Law major focuses on the fundamental relationship between law and business and is ideal for those planning careers in a wide range of business areas including professional accounting, business management, international trade and industrial relations.

It will equip you with important skills in teamwork and in written and oral communication as well as high-level analytical, problem solving and research skills. You will learn how to recognise, analyse and, where possible, avoid many of the legal problems that can arise in the course of common business transactions. Further, and perhaps more importantly, where such avoidance is not possible, you will acquire knowledge and skills that will empower you to intelligently request, understand and act on legal services and advice. These are vital business skills that are relevant not just to business in the context of the Australian legal system but also in the context of the legal systems of the many other ‘common law’ countries around the world. Thus, as the accountability and personal liability of professionals, business managers and public servants continues to grow, a strong grounding in business law is increasingly being seen as an attractive attribute for potential employers both nationally and internationally.

All units in this major are taught by the full time academic staff of Western Australia’s leading Law School so students will not only obtain exposure to some of this state’s leading academic lawyers they will also have the opportunity to make use of the UWA Law Schools’ state-of-the-art libraries and research facilities.The fields of study covered in this major can also be taken as option units in first or second year outside of this major.

Student profile Jessica Vu

Studying Business Law has allowed me to learn about commercial businesses – how they run, how they’re structured, and more importantly how the laws affect them, both within Australia and internationally. It has been a great introduction to law, with the real life case studies and oral presentations in class allowing me to develop my writing and presentation skills.

Not only has the major been an interesting and fulfilling part of my degree, but I’ve made so many friends from taking the same classes with like-minded people. Making connections with people in the same field has helped not only my personal development, but possibly future career developments as well.

Structure

UWA’s streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

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How to apply

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: Semester One (commencing in late February) and Semester Two (commencing in late July/early August).

Semester one entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply online via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

Applications open mid-August, with the on-time deadline in late September the year prior. Submissions are available after this date, but a late fee applies

Refer to the TISC website or contact Future Students for further details.

Semester two entry

Apply through the University’s Online Application System (OASys) for mid-year entry to a range of courses at UWA.

Applications generally open early May and close in late June.

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The domestic student fees page has further details.

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Telephone (+61 8) 6488 3939 Enquire on-line askUWA Frequently Asked Questions Address First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009 Location UWA Map Normal opening hours Monday Friday, 8.30am 5pm (Western Standard Time)

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How to apply

The UWA academic year for undergraduate courses is split into two semesters. You can choose to commence your course in either Semester One (February intake) or Semester Two (July intake).

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of undergraduate applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

International undergraduate applicants can either apply online directly to UWA, or apply through an authorised UWA overseas representative.

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The international student fees page has further details.

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Future Students

Telephone (+61 8) 6488 3939 Enquire on-line askUWA Frequently Asked Questions Address First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009 Location UWA Map Normal opening hours Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm (Western Standard Time)

Note: If you have already submitted an application, contact Admissions .

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Available 2016 Locations offered

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Crawley, Albany (selected Level 1 units) Attendance types

Enrolment type available (e.g. part-time or full-time).

Part-time, Full-time Delivery mode

Where and how the course can be studied.

Internal Starting dates

The academic year is split into two semesters. Course can commence in either or both semesters.

Semester 1, Semester 2 Weekly first year time commitment

The approximate number of hours spent in class each week for this course.

12-14 contact hours and at least as many hours private study Standard full-time completion

Minimum length of full-time study to graduate with this qualification.

3 years (BCom), 4 years (BPhil(Hons)) Maximum time to complete

The maximum amount of time you can spend to complete this course.

10 years Degrees (available in)

The degrees in which this major can be studied.

This major is available in:Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees Honours available

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Understand Business Law & Regulations #small #business #opportunities

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As a small business owner, you are subject to some of the laws and regulations that apply to large corporations. These resources can help you understand which requirements do apply to your business.

Learn the basic rules when it comes to advertising, labeling and marketing your products or services.

Hiring your first employee or building your business team requires you to comply with a special area of law. This guide will help ensure your small business follows employment and labor laws.

Learn about the financial laws that protect businesses, investors and customers and how you can comply.

Learn how intellectual property law can protect your business interests and find out how to register a trademark or service mark, file a patent or copyright your work.

Whether selling on eBay, or operating an e-commerce site, there are several laws that you must comply with such as how and when to collect sales tax. Learn more about laws for online businesses.

Learn how intellectual property law can protect your business interests and find out how to register a trademark or service mark, file a patent or copyright your work.

Laws to protect the environment could impact your small business. Refer to this guide to find out how to comply with environmental laws.

If you are conducting business transactions outside of your state, you need to comply with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Learn more about UCC requirements.

Learn more about a variety of tools, guides and training materials that can help you comply with occupational safety and health laws.

Be sure to understand all laws and regulations about employee eligibility as you prepare to hire employees.

Need help determining which laws your small business must comply with? These resources can help.





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Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR) – The Harvard Business Law Review (HBLR) aims to be the premier journal covering the laws of business organization and capital markets #business #websites

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This Article addresses mutual fund governance, explaining how it has recently become entangled with the norms and rules of corporate governance. At one level, it is understandable that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and courts have viewed mutual funds as a type of ordinary corporation. Both mutual funds and corporations are separate legal entities, having directors and shareholders. Directors of each are held to fiduciary duties, charged with serving shareholders’ interests, and expected to aspire to best practices. However, there are fundamental differences between mutual funds and ordinary corporations. This Article contends that these differences have important implications for governance, differences that should lead to the disentanglement of mutual fund governance from corporate governance.

We examine firm lifecycles of 3,081 IPOs from 1996–2012. We find that small IPOs have a different lifecycle than other, larger companies. Within five years of an IPO, only 55% of small capitalization companies remain listed on a public exchange, compared to 61% and 67% for middle and large capitalization companies, respectively. We examine various theories explaining the decline of the small IPO. We find only minor evidence that regulatory changes caused the decline of the small IPO. The decline appears instead to be more attributable to the historical unsuitability of small firms for the public market. Absent economic or market reforms that change small firm quality, further regulatory reforms to enhance the small IPO market are thus unlikely to be effective or bring firms into the public market that have the horsepower to remain publicly listed.

In Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Congress instructed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to draft rules that would require public companies to report annually on whether their products contain certain Congolese minerals. This unprecedented legislation and the SEC rulemaking that followed have inspired an impassioned and ongoing debate between those who view these efforts as a costly misstep and those who view them as a measured response to human rights abuses committed by the armed groups that control many mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This Article for the first time brings empirical evidence to bear on this controversy.

In 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission made waves by deciding to regulate the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry. Only two lending platforms survived the SEC’s entry into a previously lightly-regulated market. Under this regulatory setup, the SEC would regulate the lending-investing process, while other agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission would regulate the borrower side of the business. This Article argues that the existing bifurcated system works and is continually getting better as the SEC amends existing exemptions and introduces new regulations to smooth the path for financial innovation.

Since 1977, with the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the United States Department of Justice has played a leading role in applying the Act’s anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls provisions in enforcement proceedings against numerous companies and individuals worldwide. In November 2015, the Department of Justice took the unprecedented step of hiring a Compliance Counsel to guide its prosecutors in decision-making in corporate prosecutions and in benchmarking corporate compliance. This Memorandum is composed as an open letter to the Compliance Counsel, focusing on how she and the Department of Justice should go about that critical benchmarking function.

Eric J. Chang’s provocative article, www.PayDayLoans.gov: A Solution for Restoring Price-Competition to Short-Term Credit Loans—which, as its title suggests, proposes to facilitate price competition in the payday lending market by creating a federal online exchange for payday lenders to post lending rates—has sparked thoughtful reactions among consumer borrowing experts. This Response provides constructive criticism to Chang’s proposal, arguing that such an exchange is unlikely to meet its goal of restoring price competition and offering tweaks that would raise the likelihood of doing so.





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What Is Business Law? Definition & Overview – Video & Lesson Transcript #office #depot #business

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What Is Business Law? – Definition & Overview

Business law is a broad area of law. It covers many different types of laws and many different topics. This lesson explains generally what business law is and how it’s used.

Definition of Business Law

Business law encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business. This includes all of the laws that govern how to start, buy, manage and close or sell any type of business. Business laws establish the rules that all businesses should follow. A savvy businessperson will be generally familiar with business laws and know when to seek the advice of a licensed attorney. Business law includes state and federal laws, as well as administrative regulations. Let’s take a look at some of the areas included under the umbrella of business law.

Starting a Business

Much of business law addresses the different types of business organizations. There are laws regarding how to properly form and run each type. This includes laws about entities such as corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. For example, let’s say I decide to start my own pet grooming business. I need to decide what type of business I want to be. Will this be a partnership? Will it be a sole proprietorship? What papers do I need to file in order to start this business? These questions fall under the laws that govern business entities. which are state laws. The type of entity I pick will also affect how I pay my federal income taxes. These, of course, are federal laws.

Next, what will my business be called? Let’s say I decide on Barks Bubbles as a name for my dog grooming company. Now I need to know if anyone else already has that name. This is a trademark question. Patents. copyrights and trademarks are part of intellectual property law. The federal law governs most intellectual property law. Then I need to know if I’ll require any special type of license for this business. Do groomers need a license? Am I allowed to have animals on my property, or do I need some sort of special permit? I’ll need to check my local and state laws to find out. How will I advertise my business? Am I allowed to say that I’m the ‘best in town?’ This question falls under consumer protection law. which can be federal or state law. Wow. That’s a lot of business law, and I’m not even open for business yet!

Buying a Business

Now let’s say I decide to buy a business instead. I’m going to buy Patty’s Pampered Pooches from my Aunt Patty. There are many business laws that govern how to buy a business. If I buy Patty’s business, do I now own the actual store? This is a real estate law question. Do I own the pet grooming equipment in the store? This is a property law question. Both of these fall under state law. Am I now the boss of Patty’s employees? This is an employment law question.

Can I start hiring my own employees and ordering supplies? This will involve contract law. since I’ll be making new agreements with people regarding my business and determining which of Patty’s agreements I need to uphold. Contracts are legally binding agreements made by two or more persons, enforceable by the courts. Businesses are involved in many different types of contracts, and as a result, there are many interesting cases involving breach of contract. A breach of contract is when one party doesn’t hold up his or her end of the bargain. It’s common for parties to dispute the terms of a business agreement or disagree on how the agreement should be performed.

For instance, consider the famous case of Locke v. Warner Bros. Inc. Sondra Locke was a longtime girlfriend of Clint Eastwood. When the two broke up, Locke sued Eastwood for support. As a part of their settlement, Eastwood negotiated a contract for Locke with Warner Bros. Locke was given a director’s contract, where Warner Bros. would pay Locke for any projects she directed or produced. Locke proposed more than 30 projects, but Warner Bros. never hired her. She sued Warner Bros. for breach of contract, saying that Warner Bros. never intended to hire her in the first place. After a court ruled that Locke had enough evidence to proceed with her case, the parties settled.

This case demonstrates the importance of making good contracts. A wise businessperson will be sure to enter contracts with a good understanding of the content and a good faith interest in upholding the contract.

Managing a Business

There are many laws that concern managing a business because there are many aspects involved in managing. As you can already see, running a business will involve a lot of employment law and contract law. For my new business, I’ll need to know how to hire, what my contracts should look like, what kind of benefits I have to provide, how to pay employee insurance and taxes and even how to properly fire an employee. Many of these employment and benefit laws are federal laws and regulated by government agencies. For example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that enforces employment discrimination laws.

If I also decide to sell things as part of my pet grooming business, like dog collars or dog treats, then I’ll need to be familiar with the laws on sales. For businesses that conduct sales, it’s especially helpful to be familiar with the Uniform Commercial Code. or UCC. This publication governs sales and commercial paper and has been adopted in some form by almost all states.

What happens if I provide services but have trouble getting paid? Let’s say I groom several dogs for Victor’s Vet, but he won’t pay my bill. Can I demand payment or report him to the credit reporting agencies? This is a debt collection law question. Debt collection laws are mostly federal laws. For instance, many of our debt collection laws are found in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or the FDCPA, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.

What happens if Victor just didn’t like my services? Let’s say Victor accuses me of purposely sabotaging his chances at a national dog show by giving his poodle a bad haircut. Can Victor sue me? And, if so, will his lawsuit be against me personally, or will it be against my Barks Bubbles business entity? This scenario falls under tort law. Torts are private, civil actions for wrongful deeds. Tort law is usually state law. This is an extensive area of the law and includes things like work injuries and negligence claims.

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Business Law: Future Students: The University of Western Australia #business #continuity

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Business Law

  • 1 About this course
    Overview, structure, opportunities
  • 2 Entrance requirements
    English and prerequisites
  • 3 How to apply
    Intakes, application forms, dates

Law is a fundamental business discipline. Its study allows you to develop a wider perspective on both the business and regulatory landscape and specialised expertise that will not only enrich your business career but can also lay the foundations for successful postgraduate studies in law.

On this page

Introduction

A major in Business Law will provide you with a solid understanding of the Australian legal system and how it impacts on business and commercial transactions. The units studied give detailed consideration to the law relating to contract, torts, corporations, agency, partnership, fiduciary obligations, taxation, banking, finance, intellectual property, competition, consumer protection and international trade.

Course description, features and facilities

The Business Law major focuses on the fundamental relationship between law and business and is ideal for those planning careers in a wide range of business areas including professional accounting, business management, international trade and industrial relations.

It will equip you with important skills in teamwork and in written and oral communication as well as high-level analytical, problem solving and research skills. You will learn how to recognise, analyse and, where possible, avoid many of the legal problems that can arise in the course of common business transactions. Further, and perhaps more importantly, where such avoidance is not possible, you will acquire knowledge and skills that will empower you to intelligently request, understand and act on legal services and advice. These are vital business skills that are relevant not just to business in the context of the Australian legal system but also in the context of the legal systems of the many other ‘common law’ countries around the world. Thus, as the accountability and personal liability of professionals, business managers and public servants continues to grow, a strong grounding in business law is increasingly being seen as an attractive attribute for potential employers both nationally and internationally.

All units in this major are taught by the full time academic staff of Western Australia’s leading Law School so students will not only obtain exposure to some of this state’s leading academic lawyers they will also have the opportunity to make use of the UWA Law Schools’ state-of-the-art libraries and research facilities.The fields of study covered in this major can also be taken as option units in first or second year outside of this major.

Student profile Jessica Vu

Studying Business Law has allowed me to learn about commercial businesses – how they run, how they’re structured, and more importantly how the laws affect them, both within Australia and internationally. It has been a great introduction to law, with the real life case studies and oral presentations in class allowing me to develop my writing and presentation skills.

Not only has the major been an interesting and fulfilling part of my degree, but I’ve made so many friends from taking the same classes with like-minded people. Making connections with people in the same field has helped not only my personal development, but possibly future career developments as well.

Structure

UWA’s streamlined course structure allows you to pursue studies in a wide range of areas and to take one or two majors in your degree. Your second major can be from a similar field to your first (degree-specific) major, or from a different area or degree entirely.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study and may be able to take a number of elective subjects as well.

You can explore the structure of this major in detail in the University Handbooks.

Popular combinations

How to apply

We have two intakes of undergraduate students each year: Semester One (commencing in late February) and Semester Two (commencing in late July/early August).

Semester one entry

Australian citizens or permanent residents, including humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens apply online via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

Applications open mid-August, with the on-time deadline in late September the year prior. Submissions are available after this date, but a late fee applies

Refer to the TISC website or contact Future Students for further details.

Semester two entry

Apply through the University’s Online Application System (OASys) for mid-year entry to a range of courses at UWA.

Applications generally open early May and close in late June.

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The domestic student fees page has further details.

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How to apply

The UWA academic year for undergraduate courses is split into two semesters. You can choose to commence your course in either Semester One (February intake) or Semester Two (July intake).

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of undergraduate applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

International undergraduate applicants can either apply online directly to UWA, or apply through an authorised UWA overseas representative.

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

Fees

As some units vary in cost, the actual student fee will depend on the mix of units you choose. The international student fees page has further details.

Contact us

Future Students

Telephone (+61 8) 6488 3939 Enquire on-line askUWA Frequently Asked Questions Address First Floor, Ken and Julie Michael Building
7 Fairway (corner Cooper Street)
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009 Location UWA Map Normal opening hours Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm (Western Standard Time)

Note: If you have already submitted an application, contact Admissions .

When the course is available for study.

Available 2016 Locations offered

Where you can study this course.

Crawley, Albany (selected Level 1 units) Attendance types

Enrolment type available (e.g. part-time or full-time).

Part-time, Full-time Delivery mode

Where and how the course can be studied.

Internal Starting dates

The academic year is split into two semesters. Course can commence in either or both semesters.

Semester 1, Semester 2 Weekly first year time commitment

The approximate number of hours spent in class each week for this course.

12-14 contact hours and at least as many hours private study Standard full-time completion

Minimum length of full-time study to graduate with this qualification.

3 years (BCom), 4 years (BPhil(Hons)) Maximum time to complete

The maximum amount of time you can spend to complete this course.

10 years Degrees (available in)

The degrees in which this major can be studied.

This major is available in:Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)All majors (except Economics and Biomedical Science double majors, Architecture, Specialist Music Studies and Science Communication) can also be taken as second majors in any of our undergraduate degrees Honours available

A further year of of research study, to gain a higher qualification.





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