LLAW6093 & JDOC6093 (Class C)

General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6093 / JDOC6093 (Class C)
Course name: Regulation of Financial Markets
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: Second
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits
Remarks: Students of LLM(CR) are not allowed to take this course.

1.2 Course description

The objective of the course is to develop an understanding of the development of financial markets, the role and function of financial markets, their risks and international efforts to address those risks. The focus is, in particular, on regulatory designs and supervisory strategies deployed to address critical policy matters. The course does not aim at addressing substantive legal rules, but rather at equipping students with a conceptual map to critically examine the risks and issues underlying the development of stable and robust financial markets globally. Hence, the skills that will be developed through this course will include a deeper understanding of current policies, regulatory designs, and supervisory strategies.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Douglas Arner douglas.arner@hku.hk CCT 909 By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Be able to critically analyse regulatory policies to preserve the stability of the financial system, implemented in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

CLO 2 Be familiar with domestic legal frameworks as well as international regulatory and supervisory standards for ensuring and promoting the safety and soundness of the primary financial intermediaries and markets.

CLO 3 Be able to understand and critically examine different regulatory approaches, such as rinciple based and isk-based regulation deployed to ensure market integrity financial stability.

CLO 4 Be able to understand the role of financial markets in modern society.

CLO 5 Be able to assess the ramifications of increasing convergence or harmonization in international regulatory standards concerning market integrity, efficiency, access to credit, and systemic stability.

2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link:

LLM – https://course.law.hku.hk/llm-plo/

JD – https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Class participation N/A 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Take home exam 20 May 2022 90% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/