UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5126 Banking Law

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers the regulation of banks in Australia, the banker-customer relationship, special problems relating to current accounts, the law of negotiable instruments, electronic funds transfers, secured financing, international banking and current issues in banking law.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of how banks are regulated in Australia, the legal nature of the banker-customer relationship and the legal principles governing paper-based and electronic bank payments; (2) describe and analyse the various types of securities that lenders normally request, show how they are perfected through registration and determine the priority of competing interests; (3) critically assess contemporary issues in the field of banking law; and (4) provide solutions to problem based questions on a range of payment instruments and securities.
Assessment Students demonstrate achievement of the outcomes in a variety of assessment methods which may include class participation, written assignments, tests, presentations and examinations. Details of assessment are advised in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a Juris Doctor student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
Prerequisites: for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, and LAWS5104 Corporations Law; for all other students: LAWS3322 Corporations Law, or LAWS5104 Corporations Law
Co-requisites: LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
Incompatibility: LAWS3373 Banking Law

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