June 19, 2011
Teaching Banking Law/Financial Institutions
The Glom has been hosting a fascinating Banking Roundtable. While I have not yet read all the posts, I thoroughly enjoyed (and highly recommend) the one put up by Anna Gelpern. She starts with a bang:
My version of letting no crisis go to waste is to assert that The Crisis is attributable entirely to the formerly niche status of banking and financial institutions in the law curriculum, which misled some of the best minds in the country to things like the Constitution and SOX, when we all should have been thinking about capital adequacy and systemic risk. But I digress. Bye-bye seminar caps, hello first-year lecture halls!
And then there are movie recommendations, which I am a huge fan of. (Am I the only one that thinks the original Wall Street still has a place in a Sec Reg class? Gekko: "The most valuable commodity I know of is information.")