General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course code:||LLAW6057 / JDOC6057|
|Course name:||International Securities Law|
|Programme offered under:||LLM Programme / JD Programme|
|Prerequisite:||Law of International Finance 1 and Securities Regulation 1 or students whose professional background is considered appropriate by the instructors|
|Credit point value:||9 credits / 6 credits|
|Cap on student numbers:||40 [priority given to final year LLM(CFL) & LLM(CR) students]|
1.2 Course description
International Securities Law is an advanced course and LLM(CFL) capstone for students who have successfully completed Law of International Finance 1 and Securities Regulation 1 or whose professional background is considered appropriate for the content of the course by the instructors.
It deals with two related concerns the law and regulation of organised markets and exchanges and the law and regulation of cross order equity new issues. It is taught both from academic and practitioner perspectives.
The course aims to develop a usable understanding of the law, practice and regulation of international IPOs, and those contractual risks and governance issues associated with organised markets or exchanges and central counterparties. This includes considering the motives of users, contract formation, why new issues succeed or fail, the documentation involved in structuring and marketing equity new issues, and how regulation impacts transaction design and entrenched market practices.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Paul Lejotfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 304||Mon ri afternoons by appointment|
|Course convenor||Jason Ngemail@example.com||N/A||During/after class|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Develop a usable understanding of the law, practice, governance and regulation of organised exchanges and international equity new issues. As this course is taught from both academic and practitioner perspectives, students with a background in financial law will find this course a bridge between academic studies and life in professional practice. Students will be expected to attain a good understanding of the post-crisis policy issues, commercial considerations, and critical issues found when advising on new issues or negotiating complex documentation.
2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
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2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due dates||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Group project presentation||TBA||25%||1, 5||1|
|Two take home exams||TBA||75%||1, 5||1|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 11 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 11 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted at intervals on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||Provided in Course Outline, to be posted on Moodle prior to Class 1|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/