Banking Law

Law 237






The course covers the legal structure of the financial services industry, and the formation and expansion of banks, bank holding companies, and financial holding companies. The focus is on federal regulation of banking activities and the financial service activities of banks and their holding companies. The course discusses the 2008 financial crisis - its causes, the government's response, and additional actions that should be taken. Specific course topics include: syndicated lending, securitization of bank loans, the federal funds market, repurchase agreements, letters of credit, derivatives, merchant banking, securities and insurance (brokerage and underwriting) by banking institutions, and special topical issues.

This course does not consider Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which deal with certain aspects of bank operations, including negotiation of promissory notes and checks, as well as the check collection process. Those topics are covered in the Payment Systems course. The course does not deal in depth with issues covered in Consumer Financial Transactions and International Banking.



L. Broome

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