LAWS332-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Commercial Law II: Personal Property Security and Credit

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The course involves a detailed study of the law relating to personal securities, as well as associated topics such as credit contracts.

This course will cover two major areas of commercial law. Credits are an important part of our economy and as such frequently used. However, lenders face the risk that the borrower will not or cannot repay their credits. They therefore frequently secure their loans against some or all of the borrower's personal property. This course explores the rules around both credits and personal property securities and how these concepts interact. It also takes a critical view on whether consumers are adequately protected and whether future reform is desirable.

Learning Outcomes

The course will enable you to:
- acquire knowledge of selected principles of the law governing consumer credit contracts and security interests in personal property
- consider critically issues of principle and policy raised by the present law and its operation and practice, and consequently, whether reform is desirable
- further develop skills in legal analysis and reasoning.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.




Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 102
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Sascha Mueller


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Legal Opinion 22 Sep 2021 35%
Final Examination 65%

Students will be advised of the assessment methods during the first week of lectures.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law.

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