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BTC3200 - Finance law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Dr Janine Pascoe


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Aspects of the legal environment that affect financial decisions, transactions and relationships. Topics covered are chosen from the laws regulating the financing implications of different forms of business organisation; financial institutions and the financial institutions/customer relationship; cheques; electronic transactions; other negotiable instruments; the laws regulating business finance and security; consumer credit; guarantees and bankruptcy.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • explain the legal and regulatory framework applicable to the banking and finance sector
  • analyse and apply the legal concepts underlying banking and financial transactions
  • analyse and apply the legal principles relating to the rights and obligations of those invlved in banking and finance
  • have developed a legal perspective to assist in decision-making in areas involving banking and finance
  • to provide the legal background for the resolution of business problems involving banking and finance.


Within semester assessment: 25%
Examination (3 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting, open-book): 75%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week


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