Topics in Financial Regulation: Consumer and Investor Protection

Topics in Financial Regulation: Consumer and Investor Protection

Professor Howell Jackson
Spring 2015 course
M, T 1:20pm - 2:50pm in WCC Room 3018
2 classroom credits

This course will explore current topics in financial regulation related to the protection of consumers and investors. Much of the course will focus on the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Securities and Exchange Commission, though we will also touch upon regulatory aspects of ERISA with respect to employee benefits and portions of the Affordable Care Act and other major federal entitlement programs. The course will complement coverage of the Regulation of Financial Institutions class offered in the Fall of 2014. There are no prequisites.

Students enrolled in the course will be expected to undertake a modest research assignment during the semester in addition to a short take-home examination at the end of the term.

Note: This course will meet for a total of sixteen ninety-minute sessions. The course will meet on most Mondays and Tuesdays for the first eight to nine weeks of the semester, and will not meet the final weeks of the semester. A final schedule of classes will be posted before the semester begins.

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