LAW5645 - Conventional and islamic international banking and finance law - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Emmanuel Laryea
Dr Adnan Trakic

Unit guides



  • Term 3 2018 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit examines the development, operation, and regulation of the contemporary

conventional and Islamic international financial systems and markets, the transactions that are

conducted within those, and the instruments and structures used. It will examine the interplay

of conventional and Islamic banking and finance concepts, techniques and systems, and how

potential legal problems presented by their interplay can be overcome or managed. The

banking and capital markets of Australia, Malaysia, the United States and Europe will be

considered, also with reference to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and Asian Financial Crisis

of 1997. Topics covered will include capital adequacy, payment systems, syndicated lending,

securitisation, bond issues, derivatives, regulatory framework for Islamic financial institutions

and Islamic finance, contracts in Islamic finance, and dispute resolution in Islamic finance.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of recent developments in conventional and Islamic international banking and finance law, and regulation in various situations,

    including in advising clients.

  2. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to conventional and Islamic international banking and

    finance law

  3. Effectively apply problem solving strategies to identify, consider and resolve problems relating to conventional and Islamic international banking and finance


  4. Conduct research in international banking and Islamic finance law and regulation based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods


Presentation of research proposal (10%)

Written research assignment (3,000 words): 40%

One take-home examination (3,750 words): 50

Workload requirements

Students enrolled in this unit will be provided with 24 contact hours of seminars per semester

whether intensive, semi-intensive, or semester-long offering. Students will be expected to do

reading set for class, and to undertake additional research and reading applicable to a 6 credit

point unit.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study