Section 001, Spring 2020
Section Description Provided by Instructor
Securities litigation is a complex area of the law that is constantly evolving. Over the last ten years, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued numerous decisions impacting the way securities actions are litigated. Securities actions are not only complicated to litigate, but due to the high financial stakes, these actions can be among the most threatening to a company’s survival. The main focus of this class will be on the stages and practical considerations in taking one of these complex securities actions from a complaint through resolution at trial or by settlement. The class also will cover different types of related actions and proceedings and the impact on private securities actions. In addition to the instructors, the class will include several guest speakers, including from the SEC and an expert witness consulting firm, who will attend the classes on those topics.
Students will be evaluated based on class discussion/weekly assignments (30%), mid-term complaint (30%), and final motion to dismiss (40%)
M 6:20-8:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit