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LAWS6955 - Fundamentals of Finance Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 111
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 111
Assumed knowledge: This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Sheelagh McCracken

Classes: Oct 25, 26 & Nov 8, 9 (9-5)

Assessment: 3000wd assignment (30%) and take-home exam or 5000wd essay (70%)

This unit's objectives are to identify and analyse key legal concepts that impact on the operation of financial markets.
The content includes an introductory examination of how contractual and other relationships underlie financial transactions; how financial assets (including financial instruments) are created, traded and used as security; how corporate and trust structures are used by market participants as financing vehicles; and how financial transactions may be challenged in an insolvency.This unit replaced LAWS6955 Key Legal Concepts in Finance Law.
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