Securities Arbitration Field Placement and Seminar
In this field placement, students will learn how to interview prospective clients, conduct factual and legal analysis, analyze documents, conduct legal research, develop case theory, draft pleadings and represent clients in securities arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) under the supervision of experienced securities arbitration attorneys (“Mentor Attorneys”).
This course is comprised of two co-requisite courses: a two-credit seminar and a two-credit fieldwork experience. Students must devote at least 12 hours per week to their fieldwork placements; meet with supervising faculty and placement mentor; and attend the seminar and complete all seminar assignments. Students should spend a minimum of 16 hours per week on the course.
Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement. Enrollment is limited. Registration is binding. Application is required, and can be found on the Office of Clinical and Experiential Learning section of the NYLS Portal.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Financial Services and Compliance; General Practice - Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Government/Public Sector.
4 Credits: 2 credits for the graded seminar and 2 credits for the (pass/fail) field placement