LAWS6955 - Fundamentals of Finance Law


  • Identify and analyse key legal concepts that impact on the operation of financial markets.


An introductory examination of how contractual and other relationships underlie financial transactions; how financial assets (including financial instruments) are created, traded and used as security; how corporate and trust structures are used by market participants as financing vehicles; and how financial transactions may be challenged in an insolvency.


Class full as at 26 July 2014.
To register on waiting list, please contact Law Postgraduate Team. Priority will be given to full award course students enrolled at Sydney Law School.

Semester 2 Intensive
17, 18, 31 October & 1 November 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 3,000 Word Assignment (30%)
  • Take-Home Exam (70%)

Assumed Knowledge

This unit assumes no previous knowledge and is available to non-lawyers and to lawyers who have not previously studied or practised in the area.

Please note: this unit replaced LAWS6955 Key Legal Concepts in Finance Law.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Master of International Business and Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law