Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM080: International Banking Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to introduce those students interested in commercial law, international law, and wider development studies to the operation of the international banking and securities finance systems. It aims to give you the opportunity to explore the development and purpose of banking regulations, and to discuss their operation in context, including Fintech. While a key aim is to give you the opportunity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the law in this area, the module also aims to enable you to evaluate the competing pressures on the banking market today, and the innovative sustainable finance developments. It aims to give students interested in pursuing a career in the area of commercial law a sound introduction to the key principles and practices of international banking law.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a detailed and systematic knowledge of the international regulatory structures applied to modern banks, and evaluate whether such structures address the problems of regulation posed by the recent international financial crisis (the so-called credit crunch);
2. Demonstrate a detailed and systematic understanding of the role of bank lending in relation to major infrastructure projects with particular attention to environmental considerations;
3. Demonstrate deep and critical awareness of a wide range of social and contextual implications of the various legal dimensions of international banking;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge of international, European Union and UK legal instruments, case-law, statutory materials and critical legal literature as well as critical awareness of their contextual implications;
5. Demonstrate flexible and innovative capacity to analyse complex legal problems, identify the relative significance of applicable rules and principles, and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them;
6. Apply detailed and comprehensive legal knowledge to a problem and argue alternative approaches;
Personal and Key Skills7. Identify, retrieve and use the full range of available resources efficiently and autonomously for specific learning tasks;
8. Clarify, plan and undertake tasks confidently and independently, individually and/or with others, to reflect critically on the learning process and to make use of feedback effectively;
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.