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247.1 sec. 001 - Regulation of Capital Markets and Financial Institutions (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Prasad Krishnamurthy  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Mark Perlow  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Tu 6:25 PM - 7:15 PM
    Location: Law 134
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

    Th 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 134
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32029

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

This course will address the institutional and regulatory framework of the US capital markets and the role that financial institutions, particularly investment banks and investment funds, perform in these markets. The course will start with an overview of the functions and regulation of banks, exchanges, over-the-counter markets, broker-dealers, institutional investors, and mutual and hedge funds. We will study in particular the financial crisis of 2008-2009, including the rise and fall of securitization, failures in investment banks and the government-sponsored enterprises, credit derivatives, money market funds and hedge funds. We will study the division of regulatory responsibilities after Gramm-Leach-Bliley repealed Glass-Steagall and how these responsibilities correspond, or do not correspond, with the various financial functions that GLB intended to regulate. We will examine a range of actual and proposed regulatory responses to the crisis, including the Dodd Frank Act, the actions of the banking, securities and futures regulators and other legislative proposals and actions of Congress and the Treasury.

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the US financial system. It does not cover the same material or the same details as specific courses in corporate, securities or banking law.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Business Law

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