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Law in your backyard

The “What’s the deal” case study explored statutory guarantees and their relationship with terms and conditions which you agree to. It’s now time for you to discover how the law applies in your jurisdiction.

What you need to do

  1. Choose an online retailer or website where you can make purchases.
  2. Access their Terms of Service and identify the sections that relate to non-delivery of goods and available dispute mechanisms.
  3. In the Comments, share with other learners your findings.
  • Does the online retailer provide you a solution in the event of non-delivery, or are you protected only by your own consumer laws?

  • What mechanisms are available in the event of a dispute?

    • Does the contract specify the particular law/s that will apply to or govern the agreement?

Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by reviewing the comments made by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary.

Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.

Need help finding the law?

If you’re not sure how to find law resources, watch Caroline’s How to start finding the law and How to access online law resources to learn how to access and search for legal information online.

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Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

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