Master of Laws in Banking Law in Africa

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An LLM or Master of Laws degree is an academic degree, often sought by students with undergraduate law degrees who are looking to educate themselves more thoroughly in one specific area of law study. LLM programs are research-oriented and typically last for one year.

Also referred to as Financial Law, this is a developing section of LLM. It is a discipline concerning monetary policies and ways to handle finances in institutions as well as partnerships.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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LLM in Banking Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

LLM Programs in Banking Law in Africa 2017. The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. This programme consists of a minor dissertation (60 credits) together with three compulsory taught modules (3x40 credits) namely: (i) Banking Law (offered in the first semester): This module has a distinct private-law focus. The central concepts of money and payment are investigated by way of introduction. This is followed by a study of banks as payment intermediaries (in various methods of domestic and international payment), banks as guarantors (both independent and accessory), and banks as lenders. Finally the module deals with bank liability arising from contract, delict or enrichment. Most of the lectures are led by Prof Charl Hugo who heads the University’s Centre for Banking Law. Guest lecturers are used occasionally due to their particular expertise. (ii) Financial Services Regulation (offered in the second semester): The importance of the sound regulation of financial services has been well demonstrated by the recent global financial crisis. Certain key international bodies drive international cooperation in this regard. As part of this process, South Africa has decided to switch to a “Twin Peaks” regime which will see our financial services regulation being split between a prudential regulatory authority (to be housed in the South African Reserve... [-]