Advancing the Teaching of Banking & Finance

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Residency Program

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.

Teaching Material

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 .

Speaker Series

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. In 2013, we established another third-year student scholarship (funded by our Banking Institute sponsors) which matches our Center scholarship.

Newly established: International Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for rising 2Ls

Ford Eubanks (Class of 2017) was awarded the Center for Banking and Finance’s first Study Abroad Scholarship to attend the International Economic Law program at the law school’s international exchange partner, University of Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany. The scholarship provided $5,000 to help offset the cost of tuition, travel, and lodging. Ford studied international law around banking, finance, trade, and corporate law from leading professors with students from over a dozen countries and had the opportunity to discuss the Greek Debt Crisis in real time with experts in the field.

In addition, Ford was able to travel throughout Central Europe. Ford said, “We often travelled to the home cities of people in the program and they acted as tour guides for the rest of the group. This was a tremendous opportunity for me to learn about international law and explore Europe with wonderful people. I am grateful to the Center for Banking and Finance for making this opportunity possible.”

The Center hopes to provide at least one such scholarship to a rising 2L on an annual basis and is working to set up an international externship program for a rising 3L interested in international banking or finance.

Please direct your questions to Professor Lissa Broome at

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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