Law 635:  Securities Litigation

This course provides a broad overview of securities regulation and disclosure rules, then focuses in more detail on securities litigation and enforcement.  It considers private suits by individual investors, private class actions under federal securities laws, and public government enforcement proceedings. Topics include the substantive elements and structure of § 10(b) fraud suits, procedural issues in class actions, and insider trading liability.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Business Associations I is a prerequisite or co-requisite.

Evaluation: Final examination, short writing assignment (approximately 1500 words) and presentation.


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