Fall 2012
5397 International Banking - ZAMORA- 34479

Professor(s): Stephen Zamora (Faculty In Memorium)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TThLocation: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course will provide an introduction to international banking law. We will begin with basics: what is money, how is the value of money determined, how are exchange rates established, what is the balance of payments. We will then look briefly at international monetary law – primarily, the law and guidelines established by the International Monetary Fund. We will then move on to the following topics:
• National supervision of international banking
• International supervision of international banking
• Entry into host markets, by US banks abroad, and by foreign banks in the US
• International lending, and problems of sovereign debt
• Bank secrecy laws
• Economic sanctions and international banking

There will be a 3-hour final exam (open book, open note), which will determine your grade in the course.

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Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: No  


We will begin this course with a very basic consideration of general concepts that underlie international banking law, with a focus on international monetary law and the International Monetary Fund. The readings for the first week consist of photocopy materials for this course that may be picked up at the Copy Center in the Law Center basement, next to the Commons Thursday, August 16th.

Tuesday, August 28 – Read pages 1 to 25c, Introductory materials to international monetary law. The excerpt from Edwards, Briefing on Money, beginning on page30 26, is recommended, but not required.

Thursday, August 30 – Read pages 57 to end of supplementary materials.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/18 1-4pm  240 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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