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Spring 2015 Materials

Generally, on writing a research paper see Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 J. Leg. Educ. 247 (1998).

Class Schedule for the first 10 classes

1. Jan. 13, 2014 Introduction to International Finance
A. Steven L. Schwarcz, Banking and Financial Regulation, in Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics (Francesco Parisi, ed. (forthcoming) (for an introduction to issues in banking regulation)
B. Inci Otker-Robe, Global Risks and Collective Action Failures: What Can the International Community Do?, IMF Working Paper No. 14/195 (Oct. 24, 2014) (for an introduction to the collective action problem)
C. Lawrence G. Baxter, Extraterritorial Impacts of Recent Financial Regulation Reforms: A Complex World of Global Finance (2014)

2. Jan. 15, 2014 Introduction to International Finance
A. Issues in Transnational Investment in Securities
B. Samuel Issacharoff & Thad Eagles, The Australian Alternative: A View from Abroad of Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions, University of New South Wales Law Journal (2014)

3. Jan. 20, 2014 Problems in Sovereign Debt
A. Note on Switzerland
B. The Opinion of Advocate General Cruz Villalón in Gauweiler v Deutscher Bundestag, Case C-62/14
C. European Central Bank, Guide to Banking Supervision (Nov. 2014)
D. Factsheet on the EU/EUROZONE/EEA

4. Jan. 22, 2014 Problems in Sovereign Debt (also Jan. 27)
A. International Finance: Sovereigns
B. IMF, Strengthening the Contractual Framework to Address Collective Action Problems in Sovereign Debt Restructuring (October 2014)
C. ICMA Standard CACs (August 2014)
D. ICMA Standard Pari Passu Provision (August 2014).

5. Jan. 29, 2014 Issues in Cross Border Financial Regulation
A. IOSCO Task Force on Cross Border Regulation Consultative Report (November 2014)
B. Daniel K. Tarrullo, International Cooperation in Central Banking, 47 Cornell. Int’l L. J. 1 (2014)
C. Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach 47 Cornell. Int’l L. J. 63 (2014)
D. Paul Tucker, Regulatory Reform, Stability and Central Banking, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings (2014)

6. Feb 3, 2014 Issues in Cross Border Financial Regulation: Competition between Jurisdictions
A. Deloitte and TheCityUK, Welcome Ashore: Establishing a Financial Services Institution in the UK
B. UK Trade and Investment, UK Excellence in Islamic Finance (Oct. 2014)

7. Feb. 5, 2014 Compliance: Benchmarks (e.g. Libor)
A. Eurodollars
B. Libor Manipulation

8. Feb. 10, 2014 Feb. 12, 2014 Compliance: Moneylaundering, Asset Freezes
A. Asset Freezes, Sanctions, Moneylaundering
B. Cease and Desist Order relating to Standard Chartered
C. Settlement Agreement relating to Standard Chartered
D. Cease and Desist Order Relating to RBS
E. Settlement Agreement Relating to RBS

9. Issues in Cross Border Financial Regulation: Compliance and Culture
A.Libor Manipulation
B. Fair and Effective Markets Review, How Fair and Effective are the Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Commodities Markets? (Oct. 2014)
C. American Bankers’ Association et al, Comments on Ukraine-Related Sectoral Sanctions (Dec. 2014)