Study banking, securities, & financial services law.

The Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law is the only financial services LLM program in the US with its own faculty of senior practitioners and with a curriculum designed exclusively for graduate study (rather than relying on regular law school courses.) The program of study includes courses in banking law, securities law, and general financial services law and leads to the degree of Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law. The regular full-time program consists of five or six courses (12 credits) taken for credit each semester. With more than 25 courses offered, students may choose from a variety of classes that suit their needs and interests. With the exception of the Banking Structure and Regulation course, all courses are elective.

There are three principal types of courses in the Graduate Program:

  • Regulatory courses provide solid grounding in the structure and content of banking, securities financial law, and regulation
  • Transactional courses familiarize students with the structuring and documentation of typical transactions in a number of financial areas, including commercial lending, project finance, transnational lending transactions, and securitization
  • Business-oriented courses introduce students to bankruptcy, the role of central banks, mergers and acquisitions and other structures in the area of banking and financial law

Course Descriptions