Banking Law and Regulation

SLN #: 73091
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
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 and recent efforts to reform our financial regulatory system. The seminar is offered for 2 credits. All students will be required to do an in-class presentation related to their paper. Grading will be based upon the quality of class participation and the paper.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Not yet determined
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: 15
Final Exam Given: No
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.