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Credit points: 15

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USA Secured Transactions is the study of the use of personal property as collateral for a loan. The Article 9 of Uniform Commercial Code which is enacted in each of the United States forms the statutory base of this subject. The subject begins by examining the different types of transactions that fall within the scope of Article 9 followed by learning how to classify different types of personal property which is significant as the rules are significantly different based on the precise type of personal property the debtor uses as collateral. We will study how to create a security interest which is effective between the debtor and creditor (attachment) and then how to make the creditor's security interest stronger against competing claimants (perfection). Finally, we examine in detail how to resolve disputes between competing claimants to the collateral and the process by which a creditor may repossess the collateral from the debtor upon the debtor's default.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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