LAWS5176 Australian Financial Transactions Law and Regulation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
This unit offers an introduction to finance law. It focuses on the law and regulation of financial transactions undertaken in Australia. Topics covered include sources of finance law, forms of business organisations, lending and security, investing in companies, corporate fundraising, corporate takeovers and insolvency, financial market misconduct and legal obligations of financial intermediaries
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically assess the role law plays in finance
; (2) use key legal principles governing financial transactions; (3) use primary legal resources such as law reports and statutes
; (4) critically analyse legal texts, journal articles and government reports
; (5) solve legal case studies and hypothetical problems faced by professionals in the finance and banking industry, using legal method, writing and logical reasoning
; and (6) communicate clearly, concisely and logically in English, both oral and written form.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) examination; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rasiah Gengatharen and Associate Professor Peter Sinden
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commercial and Resources Law and Master of Taxation Law students: nil; for Master of Applied Finance students: FINA5533 Finance Essentials (or equivalent) and FINA5632 Investments
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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