Course Details

Securitization Law

This interdisciplinary seminar is an overview of the legal, tax, financial and accounting issues that arise in securitizations of financial assets. Securitization is a large and growing corporate finance technique that affects virtually all aspects of consumer and business loans. Learn the risks of securitization as well as the benefits of structured finance for businesses, consumers, investors and the economy as a whole. You'll learn about the causes of the recent financial crisis and the important regulatory reforms in the aftermath. We'll cover the practical aspects of how transactions are created as well as important legal principles from the fields of bankruptcy, secured transactions, securities, banking regulation, tax, derivatives, real estate, and pension plan regulation in a mostly fun and interactive environment. We'll also cover relevant aspects of financial accounting, rating agency methodology and financial analysis. This course is useful background for any future business law career. Prerequisites: BA or Corporations Evaluation: Research paper, class participation, securitization case (like an exam, but a little more fun).

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 661
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaProperty Practice AreaTaxation Practice Area
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class,  3 draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Securitization Law
Faculty: Litwin, Stuart M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23

Spring 2016
Title: Securitization Law
Faculty: Litwin, Stuart M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Spring 2015
Title: Securitization Law
Faculty: Litwin, Stuart M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 22