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Financial Regulation: Law and Policy
Fall 2020   LAW 598-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
TR 10:30AM - 11:50AM

Kara Stein


Additional Information

Skills Training
Expository Writing
Other Professional Skills:

20% Participation,
40% Paper,
40% Other (In addition to an end of semester paper, each student will be asked to write at least three short discussion papers during the semester based on class readings.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

With Permission of Instructor


Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- When you are better, please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.



Financial Regulation: Law and Policy Fall 2020 Kara M. Stein Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:50 AM

As a result of technology and global competition, financial institutions have been changing at a breathtaking pace. Ten years ago, a major financial crisis resulted in a substantial revamping of the regulatory architecture in the United States. In this course, we will examine whether these regulatory changes have been successful, especially during the recent financial stress caused by the pandemic, and what forces may affect the regulation of financial institutions in the future.

The course will have a practical focus with an emphasis on case studies that illustrate the intersection of law and policy, and the difficult choices financial regulators must often make

Prerequisite: None

Course Concentrations

Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.


"Financial Regulation: Law and Policy" by Michael Barr, Howell Jackson, and Margaret Tahyar
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781640202498