Instructor(s): Adriana Robertson

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2074H.

Note: The Quercus program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Quercus as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course will involve a detailed examination of the legal, regulatory, and commercial environment in which banks and non-bank financial institutions operate. Topics will include: the business of banking; the Bank Act; the role of central banks, including the Bank of Canada; prudential regulation, capital requirement and the Basel accords; shadow banking and the 2008 financial crisis; legal and regulatory responses to the financial crisis, including the US Dodd-Frank Act and its implications for Canadian financial institutions; and the role and regulation of cryptocurrencies and other emerging financial technologies within the financial system. There are no prerequisites for this course. Any necessary background in accounting, finance or economics required to engage with the course materials will be taught as part of the course.

Evaluation
Attendance and participation [10%], a short (750 to 1,000 word) response paper on one of the topics discussed in class [15%], and a 5,000 to 6,000 word paper on a pre-approved topic related to the course [75%].

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
3

Enrolment

Maximum
40
30 JD
10 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

W: 4:10 - 7:00