Derivatives Markets And Their Regulation

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 19/40
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1000-1120
  • WB104
01/24/2022 04/27/2022

Course Description

This course studies financial derivatives, focusing on futures, options, and swaps. We will consider five central questions: How is each contract designed? How is it valued? How is it traded, cleared, and settled? How is it regulated? What economic function does it serve?

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Securities Regulation (LAW 8016) or Securities Regulation (Law and Business) (Law 8017) are strongly recommended. Students in this course are also expected to have knowledge and familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance. Satisfactory completion of Law 6100 and Law 6101 would meet this expectation, but could also be met by college coursework or work experience. If a student has knowledge/familiarity of accounting and corporate finance from college-level coursework or work experience, but is unsure whether their exposure meets the instructor’s expectations, such students are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
122217743
Law No.
LAW8007
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 15, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM
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