Futures, Swaps and Other Derivatives

This course provides students with an introduction to the law governing the futures and derivatives markets. Topics include the history of the futures markets​ and their regulation, the mechanics of trading​ and clearing futures and other derivatives instruments, the use of these markets for hedging, speculation and price discovery, the organization of contract and derivative markets, and the dramatic and on-going reforms called for by the Dodd-Frank Act​ and the practical application of related regulations.
​(revised 12/14; title changed 11/17, formerly Futures and Derivatives Law and Regulation)

Course Information
Course #: LAW 167
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Elective
Area of Study: Business and Corporate Law
Credit Hours: Two credit hours.