LAW Corporate Accountability under the Securities Laws (Seminar)

Prof. Joseph Franco,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


Both the Credit Crunch of 2008 and Enron and related financial accounting scandals in 2001 touched off firestorms of public indignation regarding corporate abuses that called into question the financial integrity of public companies and our capital markets. In the case of Enron, public criticism eventually led to sweeping legislation, known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, that greatly expanded the scope of the federal securities laws in regulating govermance of, and financial reporting by, public companies. The Credit Crunch in turn has produced significant legislative and regulatory initiatives. This course will examine the dynamic between scandal, crisis and reform in corporate, financial and securities regulation and its effect on corporations and markets. Students have the option of doing a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing or completing three shorter essays (roughly 8 pages each) on topics assigned by the professor.


  Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Securities Regulation is required

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 16 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Financial Services Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Paper Required


<<Course Updated: April 03, 2013>>