Legal History: History of American Economic Regulation

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Fall 2012 Course
Meets: M, T 10:20am - 11:50am in WCC Room 3018
3 classroom credits

This course examines the history of regulation, focusing on the history of corporate, anti-trust and administrative law. It then shifts to the history of banking and financial regulation beginning with the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913, continuing through the New Deal reforms of the banking and financial system and the movement for deregulation beginning in the 1980s. Finally, we will survey current proposals to regulate banks and other financial institutions.

Subject Areas: Legal History , Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance , Regulatory Law .