Banking And Finance Law

Subject 732-302 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 100 hours.
Prerequisites: 732-202 Corporate Law.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms S Steele
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces the legal concepts that underlie most financing transactions; and laws regulating various forms and instruments of finance and various types of security. Topics will include the nature and role of commercial and consumer finance; types and incidents of personal, property and chattel securities; regulation of various forms of commercial finance and securities; regulation of consumer credit; and various aspects of bank finance (including nature and incidents of the banker-customer relationship, and negotiable instruments as financing tools).

Assessment: A three-hour end-of-semester examination.
Prescribed Texts: A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the subject.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • attitudes towards knowledge that include valuing truth, openness to new ideas and ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage
  • the capacity for close reading and analysis of a range of sources
  • the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection
  • the capacity to solve problems, including through the collection and evaluation of information
  • the capacity to communicate, both orally and in writing
  • the capacity to plan and manage time

In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:

  • Appreciate the legal concepts which underpin various forms of finance transactions
  • Recognise and be familiar with various forms of personal and property securities
  • Understand and be able to apply the main statutory provisions governing consumer credit transactions
  • Understand and be able to apply the main statutory and common law rules governing the assignment of debt and bills of exchange
  • Be familiar with and able to apply the statutory rules governing the use of cheques
  • Understand and be able to apply common law, equitable and statutory rules governing the basic from of Property and persona securities.

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