Section Description Provided by Instructor
This seminar is intended as a follow-on to Professor Coffee's course in Securities Regulation, but it is not necessary that the student have taken the securities regulation course with him. It will focus on (1) current issues in securities litigation, including class certification, "collective scienter," the increasingly important distinction between 'facts' and 'opinions,'' and the extraterritorial scope of the federal securities laws; (2) issues arising from the 2008 financial crisis and the impact of pending Congressional financial reform legislation; (3) the new JOBS Act and the SEC's rules thereunder; (4) the legal status and proposed reform of credit rating agencies; (5) the debate over SEC enforcement practices and policies and possible alternatives; and (6) the ethical and legal obligations of securities lawyers. A seminar paper is required, and an introductory course in securities law is a prerequisite.
M 4:20p - 6:10p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
An introductory course in securities law is a prerequisite - taken either at a US law school or at a foreign law school.
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.