LAW42060 Law, Finance and Technology

Academic Year 2022/2023

Purpose & Content The module is designed to provide students with the extensive knowledge of the regulation of Financial Technology (FinTech), Technology for Finance (TechFin), Regulatory Technology (RegTech), Supervisory Technology (SupTech) and Legal Technology (LegalTech). We will look at issues including i) regulation of data privacy, cybersecurity and roboadvice in FinTech and TechFin; ii) regulatory compliance (RegTech), supervision (SupTech) and the use of legal technology (LegalTech); iii) challenges presented by regulating FinTech at the level of EU law and private law.

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Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes After the completion of this module, students will be able to: i) describe and discuss FinTech, TechFin, RegTech, SupTech and LegalTech and the issues they pose to the regulators, service providers, customers and global financial system; ii) outline and evaluate the regime of duties and liabilities in FinTech (regulatory, private and criminal law); iii) write a dissertation discussing the regulation of FinTech in two jurisdictions of their choice.

Indicative Module Content:

Technology in Financial Services: setting the scene

Regulation of FinTech and TechFin

RegTech, SupTech and LegalTech

International, EU and comparative law approaches to regulating FinTech

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

230

Lectures

24

Total

254

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active learning approach during lectures: this module studies a very evolving area of law. Therefore, students are expected to read the academic papers proposed at the beginning of the course in order to reflect upon the issues discussed in the lecture theatre. 
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: A 5000-word essay on one of the topics proposed at the beginning of the course. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Personal feedback post-assessment

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) - 28 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Fri 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Mon 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Thurs 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Tues 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Tues 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28 Wed 14:00 - 15:50
Spring