Seminar in Corporate Law: Financial Regulation

L690 is taught by G. Fletcher

The financial crisis of 2008 was a watershed in American financial history. In this seminar, we will examine the financial crisis in detail using law review articles, congressional hearings, and policy documents. We will analyze the key events that contributed to the crisis, including the mortgage crisis, securitization, credit ratings, and the deregulatory trends of the 2000s. Additional topics include why financial regulators were unable to stop the crisis from happening; how they responded to the crisis; and the policy and legal response to the crisis. This course will be taught in a seminar format and students will have writing and research assignments throughout the semester. There is no final examination for this course.

Prerequisite: None