390.01 Structuring and Regulating Financial Transactions

The principles applied in structuring financial products in the commercial context reflect a balance of the interests of corporate stakeholders and the rights of third parties. This course will examine these principles with the goal of equipping the student with a base of knowledge that would be readily applied in a finance practice of a commercial law firm. Focusing primarily on traditional syndicated debt finance and securitization transactions, we will examine evolving market conventions that influence debt terms, the rights and expectations of stakeholders in distressed situations and bankruptcy, and the regulatory and compliance structure governing the issuance of these obligations. As part of this process, we also will explore the structuring of letters of credit, derivative transactions, debtor-in-possession financing, and other related financial products.

Spring 2023

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Final Exam
Steven L. Schwarcz
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-390-01-Sp23
Email list: LAW-390-01-Sp23@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Areas of Practice