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    The principles of the law of mortgages and other securities.

    Secured lending is an integral part of the commercial world, whether to consumers or to business entities. This paper examines the creation, perfection and enforcement of security interests in personal property and the interface between secured advances and bankruptcy, insolvency and receivership law. It is also concerned with the relative priorities of secured creditors with competing claims to collateral and its proceeds, including the potential for conflicts of law to arise in international transactions. Finally, there is an analysis of the rights of consumer borrowers under both the Personal Property Securities Act and the Consumer Finance and Credit Contracts Act.

    About this paper

    Paper title Secured Transactions
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
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    LAWS 202 and LAWS 203 and 36 further LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
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    To be confirmed when paper is next offered.

    Course materials are provided.
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    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

    Students who successfully complete this paper will have an understanding of the issues related to secured lending.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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