611.07 Readings: Financial Policy Outcomes of the 2016 Elections

Financial market regulation, including Glass-Steagall and breaking up the banks, is a central platform for both parties in the 2016 presidential election; even though we are over eight years removed from the catastrophic 2007-2008 financial crisis.  If presidential and congressional candidates are to be taken seriously, there could be a substantial impact on the U.S. financial regulatory framework.  This readings course will begin with a survey of the current financial regulatory landscape before proceeding to analyze the relevant positions of the presidential candidates.  Our analysis will also incorporate bills currently being considered by the House and Senate that, if passed, would significantly reform portions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  As we assess potential changes to financial market regulation, we will strive to understand how these changes may impact the structure, activities, and profitability of regulated financial institutions.  Given the evolving nature of these issues, students in the course will be asked to do some research to contribute to the readings considered in the course, and to contribute actively to discussion in each class.

Concurrent or prior registration in either Big Bank Regulation or Securities Regulation may be helpful

Fall 2016

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Lee Reiners
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.07.F16
Email list: LAW.611.07.F16@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice