Securities Regulation

Securities Regulation

Professor Allen Ferrell
Fall 2020 course
Th, F 10:00am - 11:30am
3 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Most students find it helpful to have completed or to take concurrently a course in Corporations before taking Securities Regulation.

Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

This course offers an introduction to the two most important federal securities laws: the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The course explores the elaborate disclosure obligations these statutes impose on the distribution and trading of investment securities. Topics to be covered include the preparation of disclosure documents, exemptions from disclosure requirements, the relationship between disclosure obligations and anti-fraud rules, the duties of participants in securities transactions, and the applicability of federal securities laws to transnational transactions. The course will also explore the public and private enforcement of securities laws in the United States.

Textbook(s):
Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials, Ninth Edition -- James D. Cox, Robert W. Hillman, Donald C. Langevoort, Ann M. Lipton, William K. Sjostrom. ISBN 9781543810646

Securities Regulation: Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms, 2020 Supplement --James D. Cox, Robert W. Hillman, Donald C. Langevoort, Ann M. Lipton, William K. Sjostrom. ISBN: 9781543820331

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