INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW

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1.  INTRODUCTION

Think about the range of activities you do each day and each week. Think about your studies and the kind of work that you will be engaged in. How many of these activities are influenced either directly or indirectly by the law? Now think of the impact of law on those engaged in engineering.

When you stop to think about it you might be surprised to find that the law and the legal system influences most of our activities. Although we are not necessarily conscious of the law and how it operates, its presence and influence are certainly evident in the society in which we live. The law comprises a vast body of legal rules and principles that have developed over time, and which are constantly evolving in order to guide and regulate human behaviour, activities and interaction.

The law also governs and controls activities in the workplace. Therefore it is necessary for students of engineering to have a basic understanding of and appreciation for the legal system, how the law operates and the extent to which the law impacts on and influences our activities. In this unit you will learn about the legal system and some of the basic areas of law such as contract law, tort (negligence) law, Australian Standards, Compliance Codes and intellectual property law among others which are directly relevant to the engineering context. We begin the unit with an introduction to the nature, definition and classification of law. This unit is not intended to be a generalist introductory law course but rather one that is specifically targeted at student engineers and as a consequence has a law related engineering focus.

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Using the 4 step process explain the liability (if any) of Tate Engineering
Services Pty Ltd to Charlie Harrop in the common law Tort of Negligence. (35
marks).
Submission: Via Turnitin. Instructions for submission via Turnitin are onBlackboard.
Submit your answer as ONE Microsoft Word document (no PDF’s).
Note: The total word count is not to exceed 3000 words.
Assessment Rubric Criteria:
Area of law: 0 marks
Principles of law: 20 Marks
Application to facts: 10 Marks
Conclusion: 2 Mark
Referencing and general presentation 3 marks
(Write in ways appropriate to the discipline, purpose and context concisely and effectively,
appropriately referenced. Properly apply the four-step process.)
Please note:
1. Late papers incur a penalty of 3.5 marks per day or part thereoflate.
2. Exceeding word count limits will result in deduction of marks.
3. Reference correctly.
4. Name your document correctly in the following format:
“SurnameStudentNumberAssignment2”
5. You may wish to check your submission using the Turnitin but remember your final
upload is the version that will be marked.
6. Bibliographies are not included in the word count.

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1.  INTRODUCTION

Think about the range of activities you do each day and each week. Think about your studies and the kind of work that you will be engaged in. How many of these activities are influenced either directly or indirectly by the law? Now think of the impact of law on those engaged in engineering.

When you stop to think about it you might be surprised to find that the law and the legal system influences most of our activities. Although we are not necessarily conscious of the law and how it operates, its presence and influence are certainly evident in the society in which we live. The law comprises a vast body of legal rules and principles that have developed over time, and which are constantly evolving in order to guide and regulate human behaviour, activities and interaction.

The law also governs and controls activities in the workplace. Therefore it is necessary for students of engineering to have a basic understanding of and appreciation for the legal system, how the law operates and the extent to which the law impacts on and influences our activities. In this unit you will learn about the legal system and some of the basic areas of law such as contract law, tort (negligence) law, Australian Standards, Compliance Codes and intellectual property law among others which are directly relevant to the engineering context. We begin the unit with an introduction to the nature, definition and classification of law. This unit is not intended to be a generalist introductory law course but rather one that is specifically targeted at student engineers and as a consequence has a law related engineering focus.