LAW7771 - Islamic Finance and Investment Law

LAW7771 - Islamic Finance and Investment Law

Course Number: 

7771

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

2

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course introduces the subject of Islamic law as it pertains to financing, investment, and other business transactions in contemporary contexts. We will begin with an overview of Islamic law and jurisprudence, contract law and the nominate contracts as well as derivatives and insurance. Students will be able to structure and design certain types of transactions along Islamic lines highlighting significant Islamic legal issues when reviewing contractual documentation. Prior knowledge of Islamic law as well as finance will be helpful but is not required.