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Securities Regulation (LAW-612-001)
Prereq: Business Associations (LAW-611)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers basic principles of federal securities regulation. The questions we will look at include (but are not limited to): what types of financial instruments are securities subject to federal regulation; what is “material” information; how does the Securities Act regulate the sale of securities to the public (with a focus on initial public offerings); how can a sale of securities be structured to be exempt from Securities Act registration requirements; what civil liabilities does the Securities Act impose on participants in a public offering and on other sellers of securities; what conduct does Rule 10b-5 prohibit (with a focus on insider trading); how do the securities laws apply to investment advisers and investment companies.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Securities Regulation Spring 2012 Course Packet; Hazen, Securities Regulation: Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms (Any other current source for statues, rules, and forms is an acceptable substitute.)
First Class Readings
“The laws that govern the Securities Industry”; “Brief Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”
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