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    A study of the law and practice relating to banking and the financing of business transactions.

    This paper examines the law and practice of banking. Topics include the bank-customer relationship, guarantees, payment systems, banking services, lender liability, and the recovery of mistaken payments. Statutory regulators of banking business are also examined along with the Code of Banking Practice and the Office of the Banking Ombudsman.

    About this paper

    Paper title Banking Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    LAWS 202 and 66 further LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    LAWS 301 and any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
    Teaching staff
    Professor Struan Scott
    Paper Structure
    The method of instruction is a combination of lectures and small group student-led seminars. To accommodate the seminars, scheduled classes may be replaced with others to be held at another time. This will be done with the agreement of members of the class.
    Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    This paper has two goals. First, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the legal issues encountered with key payment mechanisms and the bank-customer relationship.

    Second, students will develop the confidence and skills to critically analyse legal issues that they will encounter in banking transactions.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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