Curriculum

Clinic - Securities Arbitration

Credits: 3.00
Faculty: Mark Arisohn, Joel Bernstein

Students are assigned to work with a team of lawyers at Labaton Sucharow (http://www.labaton.com)to work on cases involving investors or customers who have or seek to lodge complaints against their brokers with the arbitration divisions of securities Self-Regulatory Organizations. Students assist in the representation of individuals at several tages of a case: screening for merits, filing or amending pleadings, selecting arbitrators conducting discovery, developing evidence and case theory, engaging in settlement negotiations, and in some cases participating in mediation or arbitration proceedings that are comparable to a non-jury trial. In addition, students will meet with and counsel clients throughout the course of the case. At the required (bi-)weekly seminar taught by lawyers from the firm, students will concentrate on substantive law (relevant state and federal securities law) and procedures governing arbitration, and on lawyering skills, including interviewing, counseling, fact investigation and analysis, negotiation, and written and oral advocacy. Seminar credits: 1 (or possibly 2, TBD)

Enrollment notes:

There is a two-semester commitment.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade only based on performance in the seminar and fieldwork.

Requisites:

Corporations and Securities Regulation