International Finance

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Meets: T, T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Lewis Room 301; T, T 5:00pm - 7:00pm
2 classroom credits

This course has been cancelled and will not be offered in 2013-2014.

This seminar is intended for students who are interested in international finance and the structure of financial regulation in an increasingly globalized economy. The seminar will explore issues of current interest in the field, including the competitiveness of U.S. financial markets, regulatory reform of financial regulation in the United States and around the world, the structure of regulatory cooperation in global markets, and the role of public and private enforcement in financial markets. The initial sessions will provide background on these subjects. Later, the focus of the seminar will be a series of outside speakers from government, practice and industry. In the final sessions of the year, students will present their own research papers on topics of current interest.

See http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/pifs/ifllm.html for examples of papers written by students in prior years as well as a list of outside speakers.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in this seminar is by permission of the instructor. The International Finance Seminar with Professors Hal Scott and Howell Jackson is now accepting applications for admission into the course. The deadline for applications is this Tuesday, September 3. This is a year-long research seminar which focuses on how law and regulation affects international finance. It examines policies and regulation affecting cross-border banking and securities transactions in the three major markets, the United States, the European Union and Japan. All students in this seminar will write an original research paper.

J.D's and LL.M's are invited to apply. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and a short note of interest by September 3 to Whitney Grace at wgrace@law.harvard.edu.

Note: The credit breakdown for this seminar is as follows: two total credits with one credit awarded in the fall and one credit awarded in the spring.

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law , Regulatory Law , Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance .