units

LAW7450

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr David Turner

Notes

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the rules, principles and policies underlying secured transactions in personal property security law. This body of law is of fundamental importance to commercial lawyers. It involves a detailed study of the Personal Property Security Act 2009 (Cth) and comparison with the New Zealand and Saskatchewan legislation.

Outcomes

Students completing this unit should:

  1. understand the nature and function of security
  2. appreciate the history and policy of the personal property securities legislation
  3. understand the scope of the Act and the policy and function of registration
  4. understand security agreements
  5. understand the central concepts of the security interest, attachment and perfection
  6. understand priority disputes
  7. understand default and enforcement and restrictions on remedies.

Assessment

Class participation (10%)
One research assignment (6750 words): 90% or
One take-home examination (6,750 words): 90%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)