This two-credit course will explore recent developments in the regulation of financial institutions with an emphasis on the implementation of the reforms adopted in the Dodd Frank Act. We will also explore larger questions of appropriate goals of financial regulation and the complexities of maintain regulatory regimes for a global economy in the face of imperfect information, fragmented oversight, and political constraints. The course will be lead by Margaret Tahyar, a member of the Davis, Polk Financial Institutions Practice Group, and one of the country’s leading experts on financial regulatory reform. Professor Howell Jackson will also participate in class discussions. Grading will be based on a combination of class projects and a take home examination at the end of the semester.