Securities Litigation   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 708 - Securities Litigation

Credits: 3

This course aims to supplement Securities Regulation. Specifically, it seeks to introduce students to the litigation devices that help ensure more robust securities disclosure. (Securities-disclosure law forms the heart of the Securities Regulation class.) The class will focus on public and private litigation under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act. It will also likely touch on other important provisions under which much securities litigation proceeds today (namely, sections 11, 12, and 17 of the Securities Act of 1933). Lastly, the class will explore insider-trading prosecutions under the federal securities laws. Importantly, all three of these areas of securities litigation (those relating to Section 10(b), the '33 Act provisions, and insider-trading law) are not currently covered in the Securities Regulation class.

Basis of Grade: Final exam with both issue-spotting and multiple-choice questions. Class participation will also factor into grades on the margin.

Form of Grade: Letter