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LAWS435 Banking Law


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.

Paper title Banking Law
Paper code LAWS435
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
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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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.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41