Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Regulation of Derivatives (LAW-743-001)
Paul Hayeck, Saadeh Al-Jurf

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (We) - Warren - Room NT03

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 22

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Assessment: In-class exam, multiple-choice questions,In-class exam, open book,Class Participation


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.

There is no textbook for this class. We will make good use of Lexis/Westlaw, e-mail and the law school’s intranet-based course website. We will send you any PowerPoint presentations used in class.

Your final grade will be based on a multiple choice and short answer exam. Active participation (questions, comments, observations) is encouraged, and can only help improve your grade.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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