This course introduces students to the core legal frameworks which regulate monetary and financial systems in capitalist economies: focusing on the law regulating central banking, global capital flows, and government intervention in the economy. Students will also engage with the role played by legal institutions in building and distributing wealth. Case studies will include the legal mechanics involved in creating and responding to: financial crises, disparities in wealth (local and global), and the environmental challenges of modern industrial activity.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Investigate , explain and apply the frameworks of monetary and financial law covered in the course
- Explore and critically analyse some of the current controversies and trends in the areas of monetary and financial law
- Synthesise, investigate and interpret the policy issues arising from the topics covered
- Explore, distinguish and appraise the relationship between the theoretical design and practical operation of monetary and financial law
- Select and apply a range of approaches to written and oral communication, and hypothesise solutions to complex problems in the regulation of monetary and financial systems
Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.
- Online quiz (0) [LO 1,3]
- Seminar participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research paper (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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