Securities, Finance Law and Business
Seminar Series 2015
A Six-Part Seminar Series for Diverse Law and MBA Students from New York & New Jersey Law and Business Schools
Featuring Leading Business, Compliance and Legal Experts in the Financial Services Industry
The New York City Bar Association and the Alliance of Securities and Financial Educators (ASAFE), in partnership with Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners, will conduct a six-part Seminar Series on Securities, Finance Law and Business beginning in January 2015 for diverse students attending New York City area law schools and business schools. The sessions will be presented by leading legal and compliance experts (including former and current regulators) and investment experts. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts and cutting edge issues in securities, finance law and business, explore careers in securities and finance law and financial services, and develop professional networks by meeting legal, business and compliance professionals drawn from early, mid-level and senior positions.   
This ASAFE and New York City Bar seminar series is designed to increase the competitive strength of diverse talent seeking jobs in the securities and finance industry and to increase diversity and inclusion in the securities and finance industries of traditionally underrepresented groups. This includes the following categories: Black or African American, Latino or Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Two or More Races, Women, LGBT Students, Veterans, First Generation Graduates, Economically Disadvantaged Students and Students with Disabilities
2015 Seminar Series Topics & Dates
January 30 | Orientation
February 6 | Public Finance (National & International) 
February 13 | Corporation Finance 
February 27 | Investment Management
March 20 | Life of a Deal 
April 17 | Regulatory Oversight and Policy 
April 24 | Enforcement 
This seminar series is free to students who are accepted into the series and is a no cost curriculum compliment to their schools. All seminar dates fall on a Friday and will be conducted from 4pm—7pm at the New York City Bar Association, Guggenheim Partners or Morgan Stanley. Students are expected to attend all seminars. All tenured and adjunct faculty are welcome to attend sessions.
Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for selection, law or business students must attend one of the following schools and be a second or third year law student or enrolled in a MBA program or JD/MBA program:
Law Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Columbia Law School, CUNY School of Law, Fordham Law School, Hofstra University School of Law, New York Law School, New York University School of Law, Pace Law School, Rutgers School of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law or Touro Law Center.
Business Schools
Columbia University: Columbia Business School; CUNY Baruch College: Zicklin School of Business; Fordham University: Graduate School of Business; Hofstra University: Zarb School of Business; New York University: Stern School of Business; Pace University: Lubin School of Business; Rutgers University: Rutgers Business School; Seton Hall University: Stillman School of Business; St. John’s University: Peter J. Tobin School of Business; Touro College: Touro Graduate School of Business; Yeshiva University: Sy Syms School of Business.
Interested students must submit an application and resume for consideration. Application materials are available at the following link:
More information about the program is available at the following websites: and
The application deadline is Thursday, January 1st.  
For more information, please contact Clare Plunkett, Administrator of Diversity Pipeline Initiatives at the New York City Bar at [email protected]