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Banking & Finance Law

WHAT IS BANKING & FINANCE LAW?

The banking & finance practice refers generally to a practice that serves a wide variety of needs of financiers (the banking and financial institutions industry) and/or borrowers. Attorneys in this area generally serve investment arrangers and/or corporate originators. A banking & finance practitioner may be called upon to advise on matters attendant to the following specialty areas project finance; real estate finance; acquisition finance; insolvence, corporate rescue, & refinancing; and tax concerns. 

The following practice area subsets can be considered a part of banking & finance law:

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN BANKING & FINANCE LAW...

1. Register for business-related classes such as secured transactions, bankruptcy, or corporations.

2. If you don't have an undergraduate degree in finance or accounting, consider an accounting for lawyers class.

3. Gain practical experience through summer and school year job opportunities with law firms, government agencies, and banks.

4. Consider clinical work at Loyola's Business Law Center or Federal Tax Clinic.

5. Sharpen your writing skills and gain valuable experience by externing for a judge during law school.

6. Consider a non-judicial externship. The Chicago Stock Exchange and FINRA are both approved externship sites for Loyola students.

7. Keep up with the latest developments in banking and finance by reading the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

 

BANKING & FINANCE LAW RESOURCES

ABA Section of Business Law

ABA Section of Business Law, Committee on Banking Law

 

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