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|LAW 826B - Clinic-Investor Rights Seminar|
Course Description: Especially suitable for part-time day and evening division students. Additional clinical credits are available with permission of the instructor.
Under faculty supervision, student attorneys handle securities arbitrations before either the New York Stock Exchange or NASD Dispute Resolution on behalf of small investors who have arbitrable disputes with their securities brokers. This involves client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, claim evaluation, legal research, preparation of legal memoranda, and possibly conducting an arbitration or mediation, or negotiating a settlement. Student attorney teams meet regularly and frequently with each other and with the clinical faculty throughout the year. The Clinic meets once a week as a seminar to study the substantive law of broker-dealer regulation, arbitration theory and practice, and lawyering skills. Private practitioners, Securities and Exchange Commission attorneys, and staff from the Self-Regulatory Organizations may assist in the teaching of the seminar.
The seminar is scheduled in the evening, and part-time students who can arrange their daytime schedules to be available for one short (typically one or two days) arbitration are encouraged to apply. Permission of the professor, based upon application and interview, is required. While there are no prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students take Business Associations I (Corporations) and Evidence before enrolling. In addition, it is recommended that students take Trial Advocacy and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, either before or concurrently with the Clinic. Preference is given to third- and fourth-year students.
Prerequisite: Professional Responsibility
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM
Schedule Types: Seminar, Tutorial
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
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