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Regultn of Derivatives (LAW-743-001)
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The universe of derivatives users is large and diverse. As a result, in addition to derivatives law specialists, legal practitioners from a wide variety of other practice areas, including securities, tax, energy, bankruptcy, and international business, will encounter these financial instruments in their work. This course is designed as a “Derivatives 101” equivalent, providing a broad overview of the regulation of derivatives from a U.S. legal perspective that will serve as a foundation for more advanced coursework and reading. Topics include the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), analysis of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations, including the regulation of commodity market participants and the administrative and enforcement powers of the CFTC. As set forth below, the course is organized along the same lines as the regulatory environment for derivatives: (1) Products, (2) People, and (3) the Places derivatives are traded.
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