Curriculum

Civil Externship Seminar - Securities & Market Regulation

Credits: 1.00
Faculty: Barry Hochhauser

Prerequisites: 1L course of study This course is the companion seminar for students enrolled in the Civil Practice Externship fieldwork course with a placement at federal and state regulatory offices, exchanges, self-regulatory organizations, banks, financial institutions, or other law practice that focuses on the regulation of securities or commodities markets. The course exposes students to legal and practice issues that arise in enforcement and regulatory proceedings, and the substantive laws and rules pertaining to market regulation. Class time will also be spent discussing the work students do at their placements, the skills they are building, and their impressions of the lawyering and institutions they observe. Students will make presentations on hot topics in the practice area, and will also hear from guest speakers with deep and varied experience in the field.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade only. Students will be assessed based on short writing assignments including reflective essays, an oral presentation, and professionalism and class participation.