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LAWS17-734: International Financial Systems Law September 2020 [Mixed (Face-to-Face) - International Financial Systems Law]

General information

International Financial Systems Law is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law in which undergraduate students may be permitted to enrol. The topics to be covered in the subject include the causes of the global financial crisis, the law and legal environment within which financial systems operate internationally, global regulators and supervisors, emerging global trends including the Islamic banking and finance, international prudential standards and governance, and the current global issues on frauds, international crimes, money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.


Academic unit:Faculty of Law
Subject code:LAWS17-734
Subject title:International Financial Systems Law
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:

Mixed (Face-to-Face)

Workload items:
    Attendance and learning activities: Seminars comprise lectures, workshops, written exercises and tutorials.


    Prescribed resources:
    • Mei Pheng Lee (2016). Law & Regulations in Malaysian Banking. 1st, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford Jan 5, 2022 12:00:00 AM
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    Enrolment requirements

    Requisites: ?


    Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
    • Students on US Financial Aid
    • Students on a Student Visa who have already completed one third (33%) of their total program online.

    Must have completed a minimum 120 Credit Points of LAWS subjects AND have a minimum average of 65% in LAWS subjects. Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

    This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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    Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
    1. Understand; the principal global financial systems and their interrelationship; the development of those financial systems over time and recent crises therein; the global regulation of and current issues affecting financial systems; the regulatory options facing the international financial system as a system, and emerging markets from nations individually.
    2. Critically analyse and evaluate the consequences of activities and current events affecting the international financial system.
    3. Conduct advanced independent research and write a research paper on a contemporary topic regarding the international financial system.


    Assessment details

    TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
    Essay Written exercises 20% Ongoing 1, 2.
    *Class Participation Class Participation 20% Ongoing 1, 2.
    Research Paper Research paper of 7,000 to 8,000 words 60% Week 12 3.
    • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
    • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

    Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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    Submission procedures

    Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

    Policy on late submission and extensions

    A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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    Subject curriculum

    1. Rule of Law 2. Global Regulatory Framework 3. International Financial Crises 4. International Developments of Islamic Banking & Finance 5. International Regulators 6. Current Compliance Issues Affecting Financial Systems 7. Reform of the International Financial System

    1, 2, 3.

    The role of the rule of law in a modern economy and the historical development of the international financial system


    Capital Adequacy and Liquidity Regulations and International Prudential Regulation; Basel III, reforming the Basel II Framework and Implementation


    A recent history of international financial markets, 1974 to date, and recent crises in emerging markets and in Europe including the GFC

    1, 2.

    Islamic Banking & Finance, an emerging global and alternative financial system and how it fared in financial crises

    1, 2.

    The Role of the BIS, IMF, World Bank and other international and regional bodies and regulators


    International financial crimes, digital assets (such as cryptocurrencies), money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the Covid-19 pandemic.

    2, 3.

    Measures available to emerging market nations, Debt relief, Proposals for reform of the international financial architecture

    Approved on: Dec 3, 2020. Edition: 1.5