The typical student in the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law has a demonstrated interest in financial services as demonstrated by their academic studies, internships and/or work experience. Many applicants are experienced lawyers who have worked for several years before enrolling in the Graduate Program.

Some students use the Graduate Program to prepare for careers, others to sharpen skills already developed, and still others to change their fields of specialization. A number of students are sponsored by their law firms, financial institutions, or government agencies and return to them upon completion of their studies.

Graduates have typically taken positions in law firms, commercial and investment banks, other financial institutions and government agencies. Some have joined the regulatory services of accounting and consulting firms. They work in legal positions, compliance and other control positions, consulting, and even in the business lines of financial institutions.