FINANCE LAW

LST2FLA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject will be given a broad introduction to areas of law relevant to the banking and finance industry. They will also be introduced to Australian legal institutions and methods. Topics covered include contract law, the legal relationship of financial institutions and customer, payment systems, and lending and securities. This subject is suitable for second year undergraduates with no prior knowledge of law and for undergraduates who have previously completed a business law subject and who wish to explore further the operation of law within the context of banking and finance.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW3BFL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the relevant banking and finance law applicable to a given fact situation.

Activities:
Tutorial problems, quizzes, take-home examination and final examination, tutorial problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Distinguish the legal relationships between parties using different forms of payment instruments.

Activities:
Tutorial problems, quizzes, take-home examination and final examination, tutorial problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Characterise the legal basis of different types of financial accommodation and security that are commonly used in personal and business finance and be conversant with relevant consumer protection initiatives in the area.

Activities:
Tutorial problems, quizzes, take-home examination and final examination, tutorial problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Present a legal argument in writing supported by appropriate legal authority.

Activities:
Take-home examination and final examination tutorial problem solving
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 32
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 33 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
five online quizzestotalling 30-minutes10 01, 02, 03
one 1,000-word take-home examination20 01, 02, 03, 04
one 3-hour final examination70 01, 02, 03, 04