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 six optional concentrations: American Banking and Financial Law, Compliance Management, Financial Services Transactions, International Banking and Financial Law, Lending and Credit Transactions and 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.