Futures Regulation

This course will examine the history of the commodities industry and the Commodities Exchange Act as amended. It will also discuss the operations and duties of the CFTC, the NFA, and the commodities exchanges, including their enforcement and investigatory activities, their structure and their current and proposed regulations; the use of the futures markets by hedgers; the jurisdiction of the CFTC versus the SEC and the states; the registration requirements of various entities with the CFTC; arbitration and reparation procedures; the types of records and reports used by the commodities industry; tax consequences for investors; forum-shopping and litigation strategies; and how to prepare a commodities case.

Course Information
Course #: LAW 802
Program: LLM
Area of Study: Financial Services Law and Compliance
Credit Hours: Three credit hours.