FINANCE LAW

LST2FLA

2015

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 be introduced to Australian legal institutions and methods. Topics to be covered include contract law, the legal relationship of financial institutions and customer, payment systems, negotiable instruments and lending and securities.

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

Prerequisites FIN2FIN or FIN1FOF

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
Tutorial problems, quizzes, take-home examination and final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
Take-home examination and final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, 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.

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