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Banking and Financial Regulation

Penn State Law’s banking and financial curriculum explores how laws, policies, and regulations are designed to balance healthy business growth with protecting the economy and consumers. Students who wish to combine their law degree with more advanced business studies can pursue a joint J.D./M.B.A. with the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  Students may earn Concentration recognition in Banking and Financial Regulation using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application

Banking and Financial Regulation Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Planning for M&A II Seminar
  • Federal Securities Regulation
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • Law and Finance (formerly Law and Accounting)
  • Payment Systems and Financial Transactions
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions 

Addtional Experiential Opportunities: