The primary goal of the course is to familiarize students with the essential tenants, institutes and functioning of banking and finance law. Upon successful completion the student should be fully aware of the need and perils of banking and financial institution regulation, the functioning of the banking system and the legal structure supporting it, how banks are regulated and how oversight is performed, how the process of the founding of banks is run and what are some of the legal aspects of running banks. The successful student should also be aware of the legal significance and peculiarities of financial institutions regulations. The student should be proficient in basic institutions of banking law and finance as well as in the characteristics and the functioning of the banking and finance sectors, should understand problems and potential solutions to such problems as well as be able to make reasoned arguments to topics in banking law and finance, enabling her or him to make informed and legally sound decisions.