• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Finance

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. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Investigate , explain and apply the frameworks of monetary and financial law covered in the course
  2. Explore and critically analyse some of the current controversies and trends in the areas of monetary and financial law
  3. Synthesise, investigate and interpret the policy issues arising from the topics covered
  4. Explore, distinguish and appraise the relationship between the theoretical design and practical operation of monetary and financial law
  5. 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

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Online quiz (0) [LO 1,3]
  2. Seminar participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Research paper (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week (a minimum of 36 hours). Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Bachelor of Laws (ALLB, BLLBA), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2201 Administrative Law, LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law, and LAWS2203 Corporations Law; OR Juris Doctor (MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2201/6201 Administrative Law, LAWS2202/LAWS6202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law, and LAWS2203/6203 Corporations Law.

Prescribed Texts

Materials will be available through a class summary 2 weeks prior to commencement of the course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4170
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7083 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online or In Person N/A

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