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Carleton University Course Outline
COURSE: TERM : PREREQUISITES: CLASS: Day & Time: Room: LAWS 3206 A – Banking Law Fall 2010

Department of Law

LAWS 2003 [1.0] (no longer offered) or LAWS 2202 or BUSI 2601 Fridays - 11:35 am - 2:25 pm Please check with Carleton Central for current room location Sam Schwisberg

INSTRUCTOR: (CONTRACT) CONTACT: Office: Office Hrs: Telephone: Email:

Loeb C476 Fridays immediately following class as needed 613-740-1965

Students with disabilities requiring academic accommodations in this course must contact a coordinator at the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities to complete the necessary Letters of Accommodation. After registering with the PMC, make an appointment to meet and discuss your needs with me in order to make the necessary arrangements as early in the term as possible, but no later than two weeks before the first assignment is due or the first test requiring accommodations. For further information, please see: . If you require accommodation for your formally scheduled exam(s) in this course, please submit your request for accommodation to PMC by November 15, 2010 for Fall exams and March 12, 2010 for Winter exams. For Religious and Pregnancy accommodations, please contact Equity Services, x. 5622 or their website:

The laws of Canada relating to banks and banking will be explored within the context of the international and domestic financial systems. Students will be exposed to the constitutional and regulatory framework, including some review of the subprime mortgage/credit crisis, followed by more detailed examination of the laws governing the key relationships among banks, account holders and borrowers. Elements of creditor/debtor law will also be considered. Lecture format: The lectures will generally entail explanation of or elaboration upon the course materials by the Instructor. Each lecture will cover previously assigned readings, and assist students to focus upon the key issues to consider in the readings assigned for the following week. The Instructor will encourage interchange with students and active discussion among students of the concepts covered during the lecture. Syllabus: The table of contents of the Text Book supplemented orally by the Instructor throughout the term and by selected reading materials available on the Web or in-class handouts, as periodically assigned. Objective: The student will gain a good understanding of the key legal issues in banking law in an intellectually stimulating and entertaining environment. ALL STUDENT WORK IS SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE CARLETON UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR (2010-2011) AND TO THIS COURSE OUTLINE

Outline – LAWS 3206A - Schwisberg


Fall 2010

M.H. Ogilvie, Banking Law: Cases and Materials, 4rth edition, (Toronto: Captus Press, 2008) “The Casebook”. M.H Ogilvie, Bank and Customer Law in Canada, (Toronto, Irwin Law Inc., 2007) “The Text”. Occasional Handout

EVALUATION – All components must be completed to pass this course Participation Essay 10% 40% See below Topic Assignment: OCT 8 2010 Due Date: NOV 19 2010 (3 hours) – Formal Examination Period

Final Examination:


The Participation Mark will be determined by the contribution a student makes to class discussions over the course of the term. A student who is uncomfortable speaking in front of others may opt out of the participation mark and prepare an Essay worth 50% of his or her final mark provided that the student agrees to meet the instructor to defend his or her paper during a 15 minute private interview with the instructor following submission of the Essay. These interviews will begin November19 following classes. Lectures will be shortened the last three sessions, commencing November 19, to allocate time for these interviews, if...
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