SECURITIES & FEDERAL CORPORATE LAW
This course delves into the intricacies of securities and federal corporate law, focusing on the regulatory framework governing securities offerings, trading, and the conduct of market participants. The course will analyze the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and other relevant statutes and regulations, along with notable case law that shapes this field. Students will explore the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), self-regulatory organizations (SROs), and other key players in the securities industry, along with the legal obligations and liabilities of issuers, underwriters, and broker-dealers. This course is designed for law students who have completed a foundational course in corporations or securities law and seek to develop a deeper understanding of these areas.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of securities and federal corporate law, including the regulatory framework and key legal principles.
Analyze the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the securities industry.
Evaluate the impact of recent and ongoing regulatory developments and case law on securities and corporate law.
Apply their knowledge to complex legal issues arising in securities and corporate law.
Engage in critical discussions of policy issues and controversies surrounding securities regulation and corporate governance.