Monday, April 13, 2020
This post again comes to us from friend-of-the BLPB Nadia B. Ahmad. Her offering is in the tradition of similar posts published by my co-bloggers in the past that focus on videos that can be used in teaching various topics relevant to business law. I remember this post, for example, by Marcia Narine Weldon on blockchain teaching resources. Again, thanks to Nadia for contributing to our knowledge and our blog. I hope that others will be encouraged to offer suggestions in the comments below about other helpful online video resources that they know about.
Below is a list of online video resources for business law related topics.
- Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis(1 hour, 35 minutes)
VICE on HBO looks at factors that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the efforts made by then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Timothy Geithner, and Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke to save the United States from an economic collapse. The feature-length documentary explores the challenges these men faced, as well as the consequences of their decisions.
- To Catch a Trader
PBS Frontline correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the government’s ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading, drawing on exclusively obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, incriminating FBI wiretaps of other traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders.
- How to Illegally Profit From a Pandemic: Insider Trading! (LegalEagle’s Real Law Review) (20 minutes)
LegalEagle is designed for law students and gives them an insider’s view to the legal system.
- PanamaPapers – The Shady World of Offshore Companies(55 minutes)
For decades, presidents, drug smugglers and criminals have used a Panamanian law firm to hide their accounts and valuables. This is revealed in documents reviewed by media partners around the world, including NDR and WDR. A total of 370 journalists from 78 countries evaluated around 11.5 million documents in the course of their reporting on the “PanamaPapers.” An anonymous source provided the data to Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung. The paper then shared it with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and partners across the globe, including NDR and WDR.