LAW42010 Financial Regulation

Academic Year 2023/2024

Financial Regulation explores the principles of regulation which protect the safety and soundness of the financial system and which protect consumers. Topics include the regulatory toolkit, the role of the Central Bank of Ireland, the regulatory architecture in the EU, and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank in the USA. The course also explores ethical practice in financial regulation, exploring the emergence of an emphasis on organisational culture as a regulatory tool, the meaning and significance of ethics and culture, the root causes of ethical failure, and potential governance antidotes which may prevent regulatory contraventions.

Co-located at the law schools in UCD and at the University of Minnesota, this module draws on faculty at both institutions, representatives from regulatory agencies, and practitioners, to provide a thematic analysis of the contemporary regulatory challenges in this field.

Each student will be required to give one in-class presentation based on one written paper. Students should write short outlines or precis describing their presentations, due one week before the presentation, and prepare presentation materials for distribution to their classmates, due at the presentation itself.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Demonstrate an understanding, in comparative perspective (Ireland/Europe/USA) of the fundamental principles of financial regulation.

Indicative Module Content:

Topics include the regulatory toolkit, the role of the Central Bank of Ireland, the regulatory architecture in the EU, and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank in the USA. The course also explores ethical practice in financial regulation, exploring the emergence of an emphasis on organisational culture as a regulatory tool, the meaning and significance of ethics and culture, the root causes of ethical failure, and potential governance antidotes which may prevent regulatory contravention

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Total

24

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning; peer and group work; lectures; critical writing; problem-based learning; case-based learning; student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: The class is assessed by a 4,000 word research assignment due at the end of term. It is worth 70% of the final grade. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

70

Presentation: Assessment is by completion of one short individual in-class presentations on the written paper, in the closing weeks of the course. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

30


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor Claire Hill Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Emer Hunt Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Brian Hutchinson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Mon 15:00 - 16:50
Spring