This seminar will examine the causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis, the impact of the Crisis on the American economy, and the legal responses to the Crisis (including litigation and changes to the regulatory system). There will be a special emphasis on asset-backed securities, including the creation and rating of ABS, and legal actions by the owners of ABS and the government against ABS issuers.
Emerging tools for more equitable policy
» Professor Matthew Adler co-edited the new Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy.
The Duke way
» Public service is a core value of the legal profession and central to the Duke Law experience.
Prof. Sam Buell discusses his new book on the rise of criminal behavior in corporations and why it’s so difficult to prosecute.
Legal Response to Financial Crisis
*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.