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LAWS354 Insolvency Law

An introduction to personal insolvencies (bankruptcies) and corporate insolvencies (liquidations), special property rules covering insolvencies (reversal of transactions, disclaimers, order of distributions) and revision of property law principles relevant to insolvencies.

Paper title Insolvency Law
Paper code LAWS354
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $710.30
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
May not be credited together with LAWS478 taken in 2009-2015, 2018, 2020.

Teaching staff

Mr Jim Guest


All readings are provided

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship.
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Learning Outcomes

The specific outcomes of this course are to:

  • Understand what insolvency law is, its metes and bounds, and its relationship with other areas of law, particularly the law of property and secured transactions
  • Understand the social purpose and utility of insolvency law
  • Be able to solve practical problems involving insolvent people and entities

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41