A unique range of innovative online law courses specifically designed for financial institutions and government agencies.

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A unique range of innovative

online law courses specifically

designed for financial institutions

and government agencies.

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Leading UK University

As a leading UK University known for its award winning services to business, Coventry University is a preferred supplier for many organizations looking to enhance the capabilities of their employees. We proactively listen to our clients, Industry and the professions, to support business growth to help you bring out the best in your main asset: people. Thus we are committed to using interactive and dynamic ways of teaching and learning.

Law at Coventry Law School

Law has been taught at Coventry University for nearly fifty years and continues to be highly popular with applicants. Coventry Law School offers a range of stimulating Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Courses, which are regularly reviewed to ensure they meet the requirements of our students and the legal profession.

Twice yearly the Law School produces its own journal, The Coventry Law Journal, which contains contributions from staff and students. Recent awards to the Law School include: a grant from the City Solicitors’ Educational Trust 2011, to be used over three years to help support an additional academic post for the LLB courses; and the Oxford University Press Alistair MacQueen Memorial Grant for 2011, to be used to enable a group of LLB students make a number of short “public information” films on legal topics that can be accessed by the community.

Ranked

No.27

UK University

Source: Guardian University League

Table 2015

Modern

University

of the Year

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014

In the world

Top 4%

of Higher Education

Institutions

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Global financial challenge

The business environment in the wake of the most recent global financial crisis has made training of employees in all financial institutions more important than ever. Financial institutions are obligated to make sure that their employees are fully capable, qualified, and properly motivated to manage all legal problems related to fraud and Anti-Money Laundering risks arising from the organization’s business activities. At the same time, fraud schemes and Anti-Money Laundering legal regulations are not static and this leads to quick and constant changes in the legal rules and the regulatory requirements. In order to be fully prepared to face the new challenges, financial institutions need to make sure that their employees are well educated and familiar with the best available practices.

Empowering employees

Coventry University Law School has designed a completely new learning method in order to create unique, innovative online courses that are perfectly suited to the educational necessities of different types of financial institutions and their employees. The online courses are designed specifically for employees working in different financial institutions in order to help them to master the legal strategies and techniques they need and to achieve the confidence to apply all the necessary anti- fraud and Anti-Money Laundering prevention measures in their work. The online courses will be delivered through CU Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Coventry University

The unique character of the proposed online courses is due to the fact that the courses are completely customised in order to fit the needs of working professionals within different types of financial institutions. Moreover, the content of the courses is duly revised and always up to date with the newest changes in the legal environment. A great advantage of the proposed online courses is that the employees will not need to stop working in order to attend the courses because they are asynchronous and entirely online. Last, but not least, the online courses offered by Coventry Law School allow the financial institution to enroll in one specific course its key employees located in different cities around the country.

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Course Overview

Each online course lasts for exactly 4 weeks, and is taught to a group of approximately 15 to 20 employees from the same financial institution. The courses are taught entirely online and do not require the participating employees to leave their work in order to attend the course they are enrolled in. The communication between the law instructor and the students in each class is asynchronous.

The online education platform allows the employees to make their contributions to the course and interact with their professor and their fellow students at any time during the 4-week duration of the course. The course allows employees to decide what time of the day and on which days to participate in the course.

Each week every participant in the course will receive from the professor a personalized feedback about his/her performance and overall assessment of his/her progress. The feedback will also be provided to the management of the financial institution. The asynchronous learning model that is applied provides the employees participating in the online legal courses to combine working with studying because the employees have to devote approximately 15-20 hours per week to their studies but each employee decides on his own when to study. Upon successful completion of the course each employee will obtain a certificate from Coventry Law School.

The courses available are:

• International legal regime of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures;

• Mea sures against fraud in the banking sector; • Mea sures against fraud in the insurance industry; • US and UK banking law

(incl. US sanctions on financial institutions); • L egal responses to corruption and bribery; • L egal framework of Islamic banking and finance; • European Union legal and regulatory framework of

financial services. For further info contact:

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International legal regime of

anti-money laundering and

counter-terrorist financing measures

Learner experience

The course consists of a structured series of exercises designed to develop student understanding of the practices of money laundering and the legal frameworks which seek to deal with such practices. Students will work individually and in online discussion on a range of tasks exploring the key legal issues.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of money-laundering typologies; 2. Demonstrate an understanding of how the anti-money laundering

legal framework has developed to deal with emerging money- laundering typologies;

3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the domestic,

European, and international anti-money laundering legal frameworks; 4. Identify the roles of key domestic and international organizations

and agencies involved in the regulation of money laundering and counter-terrorist financing;

5. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of professionals within international regulatory efforts to minimize money laundering and terrorist financing;

6. Conduct effective research, including the use of legal information retrieval systems, to locate and collate information about the law applicable to money laundering; and

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Measures against fraud

in the banking

Learner experience

This course seeks to introduce students to the core legal principles of fraud detection and prevention. Fraud in the financial industry is an everyday occurrence but there are too few experts who are prepared to prevent and fight fraud. This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and critically assess the methodology behind criminal law, fraud auditing, and forensic accounting. Central attention being paid to the legal measures against fraud in the banking sector.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the core legal principles of fraud prevention and detection;

2. Demonstrate critical awareness of the background and the motivation of fraudsters;

3. Understand the legal and practical problems arising in fraud activities; 4. Understand and apply some key legal concepts on fraud prevention,

fraud detection, and fraud response;

5. Apply detailed knowledge on fraud risk assessment;

6. Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials, including the use of legal information retrieval systems;

7. Carry out effective research in the field of criminal law, fraud auditing and forensic accounting, including locating and collating information about the law applicable in a given situation; and

8. Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and appropriately present materials.

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Measures against fraud

in the insurance industry

Learner experience

This course seeks to introduce students to the core legal principles of fraud detection and prevention. Fraud in the financial industry is an everyday occurrence but there are too few experts who are prepared to prevent and fight fraud. This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and critically assess the methodology behind criminal law, fraud auditing, and forensic accounting. Central attention being paid to the legal measures against fraud in the insurance industry.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the core legal principles of fraud prevention and detection;

2. Demonstrate critical awareness of the background and the motivation of fraudsters;

3. Understand the legal and practical problems arising in fraud activities; 4. Understand and apply some key legal concepts on fraud prevention,

fraud detection, and fraud response;

5. Apply detailed knowledge on fraud risk assessment;

6. Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials, including the use of legal information retrieval systems;

7. Carry out effective research in the field of criminal law, fraud auditing and forensic accounting, including locating and collating information about the law applicable in a given situation; and

8. Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and appropriately present materials.

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US and UK banking law

Learner experience

This course seeks to introduce students to the core legal principles of banking law. The concepts, issues, and problems are developed and identified within the broader economic, regulatory, and practical application of the law. This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and critically assess the changing approach of law to complex banking practice. This course will teach students how to solve complex banking law problems.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the legal principles of US and UK banking law;

2. Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials; 3. Carry out research in the field of the law relating to banking law; 4. Conduct effective research, including the use of legal information

retrieval systems, to locate and collate information about the law applicable in a given situation;

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Legal responses to

corruption and bribery

Learner experience

The course consists of a structured series of exercises designed to develop student understanding of the practices of corruption and bribery and the legal frameworks which seek to deal with such unacceptable and highly undesirable practices. Students will work individually and in online discussions on a range of tasks exploring the key legal issues.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of corruption and bribery typologies; 2. Demonstrate an understanding of how the anti-corruption and

anti-bribery legal framework has developed to deal with emerging corruption and bribery typologies;

3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the US, UK, and other national legal frameworks;

4. Identify the roles of key domestic and international organizations and agencies involved in the fight against corruption and bribery;

5. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of professionals within international regulatory efforts to minimize corruption and bribery; 6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of identifying, unmasking,

and preventing corrupt activities and bribery;

7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anti-corruption due diligence and investigations of corrupt activities and bribery;

8. Conduct effective research, including the use of legal information retrieval systems, to locate and collate information about the law applicable to combatting corruption and bribery; and

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Legal framework of

Islamic banking and finance

Learner experience

This course seeks to introduce students to the core legal principles of Islamic banking and finance. The concepts, issues, and problems are developed and identified within the broader religious, social, economic, regulatory, and practical application of the law of Islamic banking and finance. This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and critically assess the changing approach of law to complex banking practice. This course will teach students how to solve complex banking law problems in the area of Islamic banking and finance.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the legal principles applying to the legal framework of Islamic banking and finance;

2. Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials; 3. Carry out research in the field of the law relating to Islamic banking

and finance;

4. Conduct effective research, including the use of legal information retrieval systems, to locate and collate information about the law applicable in a given situation;

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European Union legal and regulatory

framework of financial services

Learner experience

This course seeks to introduce students to the core legal principles of European Union financial services law. The concepts, issues, and problems are developed and identified within the broader economic, regulatory, and practical application of the law. This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and critically assess the changing approach of law to complex banking practice. This course will teach students how to solve complex banking law problems in the context European Union financial services law.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the contractual and regulatory orientation of principles underpinning European Union financial services law in the 21st century;

2. Demonstrate an awareness of the inter-relationships between different financial service sectors;

3. Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials; 4. Carry out research in the field of EU financial services law;

5. Conduct effective research, including the use of legal information retrieval systems to locate and collate information about the law applicable in a given situation; and

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The course experts

Our team of online instructors includes renowned law professors and leading experts with extensive experience of working in an international business environment. They have numerous academic publications in the field of banking law, legal risk management, fraud within the banking sector, anti-money laundering, governance and compliance. Some provide legal services to numerous financial institutions (incl. banks, insurance companies, and government bodies) and others have held top management positions in some of the biggest financial institutions in the world.

Prof. Stuart Weinstein - Head of Coventry Law School

Prof. Stuart Weinstein was appointed Professor of Practice Informed Legal Education and Head of Coventry Law School in September 2013. Professor Weinstein is an expert on international business law and banking law with an emphasis on legal risk management, governance, and compliance. He has co-edited the book, Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance (April 2013 - Globe Business and Law), is a leading practitioner desk reference for barristers, solicitors, in-house corporate counsel and compliance officers, individuals involved in the compliance, audit, legal and risk functions within companies, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations, as well as for academics who teach in the field.

In May 2013, Professor Weinstein secured funding from the SWIFT Institute to undertake a study entitled Regulatory Compliance – The Extraterritorial Challenge that will ascertain the current state of play with respect to European and US cross-border regulation of derivatives, and attempt to determine if there is a consensus on how to advise companies when dealing with the possibility of extraterritorial application of law that may result in the imposition of inconsistent regulatory outcomes. In addition to his research-based activities, Professor Weinstein provides consultancy services in the areas of ADR, corporate governance, regulatory policy, information technology law, information

governance services and civil and criminal justice training.

Prof. Stuart Weinstein

Key Qualifications:

● M.B.A., University of Hertfordshire

● Juris Doctor, Columbia University, New York, USA

● B.A (Hons), History of Ideas, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA

Selected Outputs:

● Weinstein, S., Reich, P., Anand, P., Kiran, A., Miital, V., and Taliharm, M. (2013) ‘Internet Governance: International Law and Global Order in Cyberspace’. In The SAGE Handbook of Globalization. Ed. by Battersby, P., Steger, M.B., and Siracusa, J. Australia: SAGE Publications

● Wild, C., and Weinstein, S. (2013) Smith and Keenan’s English Law – Text and Cases, 17th edition.

Pearson Education Limited

● Wild, C., and Weinstein, S. (2013) Smith and Keenan’s Company Law, 16th edition. Pearson Education Limited

● Weinstein, S., and Wild, C. (2013) Legal Risk Management, Governance and

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Prof. Nikolay Dobrev- lecturer in banking law

Prof. Nikolay Dobrev is a lecturer in UK and US banking law at the LL.M. Program ‘Domestic and International Banking Law’ run by IPSOA – Wolters Kluwer Group, Milan, Italy. He is also an Honorary Lecturer and Faculty Manager at the University of Liverpool- Laureate online LL.M. Programs in International Business Law and International Financial and Banking Law. His portfolio of courses include the Laureate online LL.M. Programs: Aspects of US and UK Banking Law, International Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, International Financial Services Law, International Law and Foreign Investment, Law of the World Trade Organization, EU Competition Law, ‘Law of the European Single Market’, ‘US and UK Commercial Contracts, and Legal Methodology’. At the University of Liverpool-Laureate online LL.M. Programs Prof. Dobrev has served also as a Dissertation Advisor, Critical Reader, and Designer of several courses.

Prof. Nikolay Dobrev was a Head of the Legal and Compliance Department at Citibank North America – Sofia branch and member of its Management Committee. As a managing partner of ‘Dobrev Law Office’, he has provided legal services to numerous financial institutions (incl. banks, insurance companies, and government bodies such as the Ministry of Finance, etc.) Prof. Nikolay Dobrev has numerous academic publications (incl. textbooks and treatises) and he has written a chapter on the legal aspects of fraud in the banking sector that was published in the edited by Prof. Stuart Weinstein book Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance

(April 2013 - Globe Business and Law). Prof. Nikolay Dobrev also teaches in various law programs offered by Coventry Law school overseas in countries such as China, United Arab Emirates, etc.

Prof. Nikolay Dobrev

Key Qualifications:

● PhD in International law

(with a grant from the Japanese government Sasakawa award)

● LL.M. degree (Fulbright grantee), Columbia University, New York, USA

● LL.M. degree, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

● M.A. in International Relations, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Selected Outputs:

● ‘Fraud within the banking sector’ in Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance: A Guide to Best Practices from Leading Experts

(eds Stuart Weinstein and Charles Wild), Globe Law and Business London, 2013

● Current problems in the international financial regulation, Avangard Prima, 201

● International responsibility of states, Avangard Prima, 2010

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Coventry University Higher Education Corporation offers services through subsidiaries which form the Coventry University Group. Delivery of the above mentioned services will therefore be via an entity which forms part of the Coventry University Group. The Coventry University Group includes, but is not limited to Coventry

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