The Financial Services Law Institute is the Center for Business and Financial Law’s project that focuses on the law and regulation of all aspects of the financial industry, including banks, broker-dealers, and investment funds.
The mission of the Financial Services Law Institute is supported by New York Law School’s unparalled range of courses for J.D. students covering all aspects of the financial services industry, including:
- Banking Law
- Consumer Credit and Financing
- Corporate Finance
- Derivatives Market Regulation Seminar
- Energy Laws and Regulation
- Employment Law and Executive Compensation Issues in the Financial Services Industry
- Financial Advocacy
- Financial Services Seminar & Workshop
- Hedge Funds – Their Regulation and Structure
- International Banking Laws
- International Financial Law (through London Summer Program)
- Private Equity Funds
- Securities Litigation From a Defense Perspective
- Securities Arbitration Clinic and Seminar
- Securities Regulation
- Securities Regulation: Federal Regulation of Mutual Funds
New York Law School also offers an LL.M. degree in financial services law for students or practitioners interested in enhancing their speciality. With the Professor’s permission, a J.D. student can audit and perform the required work for any of the LL.M courses, and then register for a 2 credit Independent Study Paper course based upon the LL.M. class they are auditing.
The Financial Services Law Institute also sponsors a wide variety of events led by senior practitioners and regulatory officials.
Student projects in the financial services area include Financial Law Updates and the FINRA arbitration award database (which will be online in early 2013).