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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Insolvency Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1000
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42
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