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247.6S sec. 001 - Regulation and Policy of Crypto and web3 (Summer 2024)

Instructor: Hermine Wong  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

TuTh 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Law 12
From May 14, 2024
To May 28, 2024

Summer Quarter: 1
Class Number: Click to show Class Number

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 05/20 07:33 AM


The policy and legal landscape for crypto and web3 changes faster than our traditional regulatory structure can keep up. Such is the world of tech. But when it crashes against the longstanding financial regulatory system, we see public and private institutions stretch far beyond their comfort zones.

Through this course, we will grapple with:
- the legal frameworks that currently govern the tech behind crypto and web3 and where those frameworks come from,
- what makes those frameworks challenging to apply to some projects (and what makes them perfectly appropriate for other crypto/web3 projects),
- near-term regulatory and policy solutions available or envisioned for the industry.

Students will apply concepts of administrative law, financial regulation, and international law to real-world scenarios. They will also learn to identify the technical and legal differences among crypto, web3, CBDCs, and blockchain.

Students who will likely find this most interesting are those intrigued by the prospect of practicing in this specific sector, navigating the fast-paced world of emerging technology, or serving as legislative or political staff.

Hermine Wong advises founders, VCs, boards, and executives in the emerging tech industry. Before establishing her own practice, she built and led the Policy team at the first publicly-listed U.S. crypto exchange. She also spent a decade in public service at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. State Department, and the Pentagon. She has briefed members of Congress, the White House, regulatory bodies at the state, federal, and international levels, as well as intergovernmental bodies. She is a TV commentator and has been quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes, and the Verge. Hermine holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and BAs in French and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
Course Category: Business Law

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