Public Finance Law & Practice

This course studies how public projects are financed by governments. Issues include: securities law, 10b5 and SEC disclosure requirements, swaps and other derivatives, public purpose, how stadiums are financed, legal authority, general obligation v. revenue bonds, debt limits and how municipal bonds are structured and sold. We discuss topics ranging from the practice of public finance lawyers and investment bankers to the politics of public projects. During the semester, we take an in-depth look at drafting legislation, securities litigation, interest rate swaps and preparing legal opinions and what they mean. No prerequisites, but an interest in finance is helpful
Credits: 2

Type: SEM