The Business of Banking and Prudential Regulation (SC)

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/16
Credits: 1

Course Description

The course will cover the prudential regulation of banking institutions through capital and liquidity requirements. It will begin by describing the business of banking before turning to prudential regulation. It will finish with an in-depth look at the development and evolution of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio from a Basel III international standard to a U.S. regulation, including implementation and interpretational challenges faced by regulated banks. In addition to gaining knowledge of the prudential regulation of banks, the course is meant to provide students a better understanding of financial institutions and markets as well as a detailed examination of regulatory compliance and interpretation.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be given short assignments meant to provide hands-on experience with industry work. In each of the two weeks there will be a required short issue paper and a group assignment; the first group assignment will focus on financial statements and financial risk, and the second will focus on interpreting regulatory text.

Other Work
Although there will be reading assignments, the bulk of the course work will be the assignments described above.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Students in this course are expected to have knowledge and familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance. Satisfactory completion of Law 6100 and Law 6101 (or enrollment in those courses concurrent with this short course) would meet this expectation. A student could likewise meet this expectation with prior college-level coursework in accounting and corporate finance, or with accounting/finance work experience. If any student is unsure whether his or her exposure meets the instructors' expectations, such students are encouraged to discuss it with the instructors. Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies:
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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