Securities Law Program Certificate Requirements
- Administrative Law, 3 credits (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024)
- Corporations, 3 credits (Fall 2023)
- Introduction to Securities Law, 3 credits (Fall 2023)
Electives - Three Required
Advanced Securities Regulation (Spring 2024)
Corporate Finance Seminar (offered on rotating basis)
Digital Assets/Cryptocurrency (offered on rotating basis)
Mergers and Acquisitions (offered on rotating basis)
Securities Reg.: Civil Litigation, 2 credits (offered on rotating basis)
Securities Reg.: Compliance, 3 credits (Spring 2024)
Securities Markets Regulation Seminar, 3 credits (offered on rotating basis)
Securities Reg.: Derivatives Seminar, 2 credits (Fall 2023)
Securities Reg.: Enforcement Procedures and Issues, 2 credits (Spring 2023)
Securities Regulation: Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers Act, 2 credits (Fall 2022)
Securities Regulation: Securitization of Assets - A Transactional Approach, 2 credits (Spring 2024)
Co-Curricular Courses - Two Recommended
- (Spring 2024) Banking Law (offered on rotating basis)
- Bankruptcy (offered on rotating basis)
- Commercial Transactions (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024)
- Compliance, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility (Fall 2023)
- Conducting Internal Investigations (Spring 2024)
- Corporate Tax (offered on a rotating basis)
- Financial Institutions Regulation (offered on rotating basis)
- Information Privacy (Spring 2024)
- International Business Transactions (offered on rotating basis)
- International Corruption and Compliance (Spring 2024)
- Law and Public Policy (offered on rotating basis)
- Legal Accounting or Accounting for Securities Lawyers (offered on rotating basis) Legislation:
- The Making of a Federal Statute (offered on rotating basis)
- Partnership Taxation (offered on rotating basis)
- Risk Management, Audit and Financial Controls (Spring 2024)
- Statutory Interpretation: Regulatory Analysis in the Administrative State (offered on rotating basis)
- Tax on Wealth Transfers/Estate Planning (offered on rotating basis)
- Unincorporated Business Organizations (offered on rotating basis)
- Wealth Management (Spring 2024)
- White Collar and Business Crimes (Spring 2024)
EXTERNSHIPS - Two Required
Students interested in pursuing a legal externship for academic credit should review the handbook on the Legal Externship Program; 2023 Legal_Externship_Handbook.pdf (law.edu). The contact for Legal Externship is Bryan McDermott, Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Support, Email: email@example.com and Phone: 202-319-5996.
Student are assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects involving a broad range of the commission's work. Past projects have included investigation of industry and issuer practices, litigation of civil enforcement actions, administrative proceedings, and drafting proposed statutes and rules. SEC staff members serve as professional mentors, assisting with research and writing projects as well as providing advice and guidance on career development. Catholic Law students are required to attend seminars, workshops, and commission meetings as a part of their service at the SEC.
To receive a certificate in Securities Law, students must complete a writing requirement. There are five
ways to achieve this.
- A major paper may be written as part of the coursework needed for the Securities Law
- A two-credit Directed Research project may be conducted on a Securities-related issue. (The
Director must approve the paper topic in advance.
- A securities regulation-related note or comment may be submitted for publication.
- Participation in the Securities Moot Court team competition in the Spring may also qualify for the writing requirement, as determined by the Director in consultation with the Securities Moot Court Administrator(s).
- Portfolio writing experience as part of a Securities course.