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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.

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

Banking and Financial Regulation Faculty


  • Bankruptcy
  • Federal Securities Regulation
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • Introduction to Private Wealth 
  • Law and Finance (formerly Law and Accounting)
  • Payment Systems and Financial Transactions
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions 
  • Secured Transactions

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.