The Certificate in Financial Services Law provides specialized training to professionals (lawyers and nonlawyers alike) seeking to enhance their expertise in the financial services industry. Students may choose a certificate program in one of four areas of concentration: Asset Management, Banking, Capital Markets, or International Regulation. A minimum of five courses in one area of concentration must be taken in order for a student to earn a certificate of advanced study evidencing their mastery of that area of law.
Each certificate requires the completion of 5 courses in the specific field of concentration, selected from a range of relevant courses.
Areas of Concentration
- Asset Management – includes the regulation and structure of mutual funds, money managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, and their trading strategies.
- Banking – includes the regulation and structure of banks, bank holding companies, thrifts, and other financial institutions on a global basis.
- Capital Markets – includes the regulation and structure of brokerage firms and exchanges, analysis of the products traded on and off exchanges, and investment banking practices.
- International Regulation – includes the laws, regulations, and policies of all financial institutions located outside the U.S. and how U.S. financial institutions are regulated when doing business globally.
A listing of the courses included within each area of concentration may be found here.