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Changes to the Dickinson Law Bulletin
Changes to the Dickinson Law Bulletin will be tracked in real-time and listed below. At the end of every semester, these updates will be incorporated into the Bulletin.
Course Adds: Effective Spring 2019
- CCURR 910: Business Negotiations Competition
- CERT 937: Public Health Law
- SEMNR 918: Law Practice Management Seminar
Course Changes: Effective Spring 2020
Elect 903: Banking Regulation (2 Credits)
Old Listing Effective Through Fall 2019
This course will focus on banks as financial intermediaries and compare them to both the securities and insurance industries. The dual banking system of state and federal regulation will be explored as to bank formation, supervision and regulation. The course will explore the ownership and control issues affecting banks and the supervision and regulation of bank holding companies and their subsidiaries engaged in nontraditional banking activities. The causes of the financial crisis of 2007-2009, together with the reaction of financial institutions, the states, the U.S. Congress and the regulators to the crisis, will also be examined. The course will include an assessment of the deposit insurance system and the problems associated with troubled and failed banks. The course will emphasize the potential administrative enforcement, civil and criminal exposure of both regulated entities and individuals involved within those industries
Prerequisite: ELECT 904
Changes Effective Spring 2020:
- Prerequisite/Corequisite/Concurrent Courses