Investor Rights Clinic

Under faculty supervision, student interns at the Investor Rights Clinic (formerly the Securities Arbitration Clinic) handle securities arbitrations and mediations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution on behalf of small investors. Students perform client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, claim evaluation, legal research, preparation of legal memoranda, and may conduct an arbitration or mediation, or negotiate a settlement.  

In the weekly seminar, students explore the substantive law of broker-dealer regulation, arbitration theory and practice, and lawyering skills. Private practitioners, Securities and Exchange Commission attorneys, and FINRA staff may assist in the teaching of the seminar.

Preference is given to third and fourth year students. Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility is required; Lawyering, Trial Advocacy, and Corporations and Partnerships are recommended.

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