LLAW6002 & JDOC6002
General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course code:||LLAW6002 / JDOC6002|
|Course name:||Credit and Security Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLM Programme / JD Programme|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||Students should be competent in the law of contract or obligations, and have an understanding of company law, in each case demonstrated by one of the following:
|Credit point value:||9 credit / 6 credits|
1.2 Course description
This course is led by Kingsley Ong, a practising solicitor in Hong Kong, who is consistently rated as one of Hong Kong’s leading lawyers in finance and insolvency. Legal directories have described him as a “pre-eminent practitioner” (Legal 500) and “revered for his ability to advise on complex financial structures” (Chambers).
Credit and security are the foundations of all types of debt financings. The modern economy is driven by debt. The amount of new debt determines the amount of money that is released into the economy. This in turn stimulates various sectors of the economy, such as construction, communication, manufacturing, etc. In order to facilitate new debt, every modern economy requires a robust legal framework to give investors certainty of credit protection and the enforceability of their security. Without credit and security, the whole global financial system would collapse.
In a market downturn, knowledge of credit and security is even more valuable for lawyers and other market participants.
The course will cover both the theoretical and practice aspects of credit and security, develop a good understanding of different types of financial instruments and structures in the market, insolvency and debt restructuring techniques, and how the legal concepts in credit and security apply in each case.
The course will give students interested to acquire knowledge in this area a valuable opportunity to learn from an experienced practitioner.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Kingsley Ongemail@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org||N/A||By email or after each class|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Develop a good understanding of different types of financial instruments in the market.
CLO 2 Understand the legal fundamentals of credit and security law.
CLO 3 Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems, and prepare students for a career in finance law.
2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link:
LLM – https://course.law.hku.hk/llm-plo/
JD – https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Group classwork & presentation||Presentation: 15, 22 & 29 Apr 2023||30%||1, 5||1, 2|
|Take home exam||16 May 2023||70%||1, 3, 5||1, 2|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 11 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 11 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/