Course Details

Banking Law and Regulation

Banking receives substantial regulatory attention because translating savings into loans is crucial to the modern market economy. This course will cover banking regulation, largely at the federal level. We will examine the history of banking and the basic rationales for its regulation, such as assuring the safety and soundness of the financial system and protecting consumers. We will also consider antitrust issues in banking and the tools for resolving failing banks. We will cover banking regulation in the aftermath of financial crisis, particularly the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. As time permits, we will also consider the regulation of non-bank financial institutions, such as securities firms and insurance companies. An overarching theme of the course will be the reciprocal relation of banks and the state, which some commentators have called the "Game of Bank Bargains". Evaluation Methods: Exam and Class Participation

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 679
Practice Areas: Banking Law and RegBusiness, Corporate,Trans AreaCommercial Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective

Course History

Spring 2021
Title: Banking Law and Regulation
Faculty: McGinnis, John O. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 19