Banking Law & Regulation Seminar

SLN #: 14679
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 017
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Schroeder

Course Description:
Financial institutions exercise great power in the modern US and world economies. Their activities impact the work lawyers do in many ways – as consumer and commercial lenders, suppliers of investment products, insurers, and providers of numerous other types of financial services. Moreover, the role and nature of financial institutions in today’s society is changing in response to global competition, technological advances, and rapidly changing economic conditions. But the manner in which the law regulates financial institutions is not so much the product of a coherent set of policies strategy, as the ad hoc result of the historical reactions to a variety of crisis that impacted the financial system. This seminar examines a selected number of aspects of this regulatory system. It will explore the law governing how banks and other financial institutions operate and critically consider the policy choices on which these regulatory approaches rest. A substantial part of the seminar will focus on proposals to reform our financial regulatory system. The seminar is offered as a 2/3 credit option. All students will be required to do some in-class presentations which may involve a short paper. In addition, students enrolled for 2 credits will have a final examination. To earn 3 credits, students must complete and rewrite a research paper until satisfactory to the instructor.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Probably.
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: None
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 25
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes. Attendance required.

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.