Regulation of Financial Institutions

Regulation of Financial Institutions

Professor Howell Jackson, Ms. Margaret Tahyar
Fall 2015 course
Th, F 9:50am - 11:50am in WCC Room B010
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In-Class

Over the course of the semester, students will be expected to prepare one short research paper on a topic of current interest and the final examination.

This course explores the regulation of financial institutions in the United States, covering a range of firms including banks, mutual funds, securities firms, and insurance companies, as well as financial markets more generally. We will examine the many different supervisory mechanisms that have evolved in the United States to regulate financial firms, with a particular emphasis on jurisdictional boundaries, ongoing reforms in prudential regulation, consumer financial protection, and the oversight of systemic risks.

Margaret E. Tahyar, a senior member of the Davis Polk Financial Institutions Group, will participate in co-teaching portions of the course focusing on issues related to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.

Teaching materials will include several case studies raising issues of current policy concern as well as more traditional legal sources. Readings will be from Barr, Jackson & Tahyar, Financial Regulation: Law and Policy (forthcoming Foundation Press 2016).

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Regulatory Law