Banking Law

SLN #: 23774
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 034
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Gilman

Course Description:
This seminar course, with a focus on practice-readiness skills in finance-related transactions, examines certain aspects of banking and finance law, the impact of banking laws and regulations on policies and procedures within financial institutions, the loan process from a legal perspective, and legal documentation used by financial institutions in making loans and issuing credit. As regulated entities, financial institutions must comply with applicable laws and regulations while remaining competitive in the marketplace, and responding to global competition, technological advances, and rapidly changing economic conditions. 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. The course includes a look at recent changes in the law governing banks and other financial institutions, including the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the impact of laws and regulations on credit risk and availability, and related practice issues. Credit documentation will be explored from a practice-ready perspective. Students will gain experience in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating loan and other credit documents. Students will do a paper and short in-class presentation, as well as practice-readiness projects taking the students from a term sheet, to drafting and negotiating documents, through the closing of a commercial loan transaction. There will be no final exam in this class.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

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