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Postgraduate Course: Banking Law (Practical Elective) (LAWS11444)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits5 ECTS Credits2.5
SummaryThe course covers the main areas that make up "banking law" in Scotland. We will cover the law surrounding loan agreements, guarantees and security documents and will also look at ranking of security, at potential legal challenges to security and at the enforcement of security.

Throughout this elective we will follow a basic banking transaction from start to finish with the aim being to give you a real sense of the practicalities as well as the academic side of this area of law.
Course description This course aims to develop your awareness of banking law and of how a banking transaction works in order to prepare you for what a trainee would be expected to do in the banking and finance department of a commercial law firm.

The objective of the course is to enhance your legal skills and knowledge in this area of the law. It is also aims to enhance and consolidate your knowledge, understanding and personal reflection on the Law Society of Scotland┐s PEAT 1 Mandatory and Core Outcomes, which you have already experienced and shall continue to experience on the Diploma core courses.

In particular, by the end of the elective, you should be confident that you will be able to:

demonstrate awareness of legal personality and business structures and the commercial environment for legal services;
understand the key features of loan finance and insolvency law; and
demonstrate an awareness of the perfection and registration requirements for different types of security interests;
understand the financial, commercial and other priorities of bank and borrower clients in a banking transaction.


Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 4 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 50 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Other Study Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 1, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 19 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) On average, students are expected to spend four hours a week completing independent study activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The Banking elective is assessed by continuous assessment. Students will receive a percentage mark for the whole course. 40% of the mark will be based on class performance, and 60% of this will be based on two assessed written exercises
Feedback Feedback is provided to student in various forms. Students will receive verbal feedback from tutors on in-class presentations, general comments on class assignments when these are handed back in class and, in general, on class performance, mainly looking at the class as a whole. Students also receive specific written feedback on assignments, where necessary.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate awareness of legal personality and business structures and the commercial environment for legal services
  2. understand the key features of loan finance and insolvency law
  3. demonstrate an awareness of the perfection and registration requirements for different types of security interests
  4. understand the financial, commercial and other priorities of bank and borrower clients in a banking transaction
Reading List
PLC - http://uk.practicallaw.com/
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills All elective courses on the Diploma require students to develop the following skills:

Graduate Attributes: Skills and abilities in Research and Enquiry
┐ problem solving
┐ analytical thinking
┐ critical thinking
┐ independent research
┐ the ability to handle complexity and ambiguity


Graduate Attributes: Skills and abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
┐ ethics and social responsibility
┐ self-awareness and reflection
┐ independent learning and development
┐ creativity and inventive thinking
┐ decision making

Graduate Attributes: Skills and abilities in Communication
┐ interpersonal skills
┐ verbal communication and presentation
┐ written communication
┐ influencing and negotiation skills

Graduate Attributes: Skills and abilities in Personal Effectiveness
┐ planning, organising and time management
┐ commercial / professional / situational awareness
┐ team working
┐ assertiveness and confidence
┐ flexibility


Additional Class Delivery Information Seven workshops, four of which last 3 hours and three of which last 2 hours. Three lectures of 1 hour each.

Total of 21 contact hours.
KeywordsDIPLOMA,PRACTICAL ELECTIVES,BANKING LAW
Contacts
Course organiserMs Laura McBrien
Tel:
Email: Laura.mcbrien@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Margaret Stewart
Tel: (0131 6)50 2004
Email: margaret.stewart@ed.ac.uk
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