The center has developed an innovative Practitioners in Residence program to integrate the experience and insights of the practicing attorney into the teaching of the rapidly changing areas of banking and finance. Each semester these practitioners are invited to share their knowledge in one or more classes. Social time with students is scheduled to introduce students to a variety of law practice settings and to a number of practicing attorneys.
Law School Curriculum
To meet the changing practices in banking and finance, the School of Law's banking and finance faculty are continually reevaluating the school's curriculum to provide new courses such as global financial markets; international banking; law, finance, and development, financial innovation, derivatives and advanced seminars on commercial law and securities law.
The center's faculty have developed new teaching materials for a variety of banking, finance and corporate law courses.
Books, Articles, and Multimedia
The center maintains a list of materials on banking and finance.
The center was instrumental in establishing an academic credit externship with the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks. This externship exposes students to the workings of a banking regulatory agency. The center also helps support semester-long internships in Washington, D.C., with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Community Development Law Clinic
The center assisted in the planning of a new Community Development Law Clinic at the UNC School of Law, which began in Spring 2002. The CDL clinic provides clinical legal education opportunities to law students and valuable legal services to not-for-profit community development corporations working to improve the quality of life for North Carolinians .
The center supports a speaker series that brings nationally prominent academics to the School of Law to present their work to the faculty and to students enrolled in specialized seminars.
The Board of Advisors to the Center has established a scholarship to be awarded each year to a third year student on the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal.
Newly established: International Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for rising 2Ls
Inaugural grant from the Center for Banking and Finance International Enrichment Fund to provide up to $5,000 to help defray costs associated with an international summer study abroad program for a rising 2L focused on the study of banking, finance, or business legal issues. Preference will be given to a student who will study business, banking, or finance courses at the summer program offered by our international partner, University of Augsburg. Augsburg is located in Bavaria in Germany. The Augsburg 2015 program on European and International Law is in English and will be offered from June 8-July 17, 2015.
Congratulations to Ford Eubanks for receiving the
Inaugural Center for Banking and Finance Study Abroad Scholarship!
Please direct your questions to Professor Lissa Broome at firstname.lastname@example.org.