The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates.
The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. Most subjects have a practical focus. Subject choice includes banking (eg lending and banking products), funds management, finance transactions, superannuation, financial services and capital markets.
Graduates of the Master of Banking and Finance Law will:
- Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of banking and finance law, including:
- the legal and regulatory architecture of the Australian and international financial sector across a range of subject areas;
- key legal issues governing relationships between financial services providers and their customers, and the theory and practice of prudential and market integrity/consumer protection regulation of financial services; and
- the impact of globalisation, e-commerce and regulatory reform on the provision of financial services in Australia and internationally.
- Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
- analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of banking and finance law;
- research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice; and
- interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of banking and finance law.
SUBJECT TIMING AND FORMAT
- Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style.
- Around 90% of subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are offered on an intensive basis.
- Semester-length subjects are offered throughout the semester.
- Class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students. All subjects have a quota. This ensures class sizes are suitable to provide an optimal learning environment.
Intensive subjects are ideal for busy professionals and provide an excellent opportunity to immerse in the subject content.
Subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday – Friday or Wednesday – Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class.
Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.
Comprehensive reading materials are provided approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of an intensive class. It is expected that students undertake substantial reading before classes begin. Teachers and students are likely to be in contact with each other electronically from the time reading materials are released to the time assessment is due.