LAWS3133/JURD7333 Law of Banking

Lecturer: Prue Weaver

What is the course about?

This course provides an introduction to relevant legal principles and practical aspects of the practice of banking.  It covers the relationship between banker and customer as well as common current products, services and transactional techniques.  Almost everyone these days has some sort of account where their money is kept, usually with a bank, so Law of Banking is relevant to a broad range of financial activity.

What skills and insights can students expect to develop?

Students who take this course should have an awareness of the usual ways people deal with money, even if it’s only with your own money.  This is what makes Law of Banking interesting, because it fills in the background against which personal and corporate finance takes place.

Do you have any other comments?

The main form of assessment is a research essay into a topic of your choice, and don’t be concerned – you don’t need any accounting or mathematical skills.  Students have said that one of the best aspects of the course is the presentations by bankers and lawyers who actually work in the field because they don’t just talk about it, they do it!