The Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law is specifically designed for graduate students and consists of three principal types of courses: regulatory, transactional and business-oriented. Regulatory courses provide solid grounding in the structure and content of laws and regulations. Transactional courses familiarize the student with typical transactions and activities such as commercial lending, securitization and mergers and acquisitions. Business-oriented courses provide the understanding of economics and business principles a financial services lawyer needs to counsel and represent financial clients effectively. The curriculum is periodically reviewed and revised to ensure that it reflects current developments and anticipates future trends while continuing to emphasize fundamental principles.

The program offers five optional concentrations:

  • The Business of Banking
  • Compliance Management
  • Financial Services Transactions
  • Lending and Credit Transactions
  • Securities Transactions

A concentration requires the student to take at least four of the courses listed for that concentration. Courses that appear in more than one concentration may be counted in each, but no more than two concentrations may be recorded on a graduate's transcript.