ASAFE Securities and Finance Law Seminar Series

New York City Bar and the Alliance of Securities and Financial Educators (ASAFE)
Securities and Finance Law Seminar Series 2013

A Six-Part Seminar Series for Diverse Second and Third Year Students from New York
& New Jersey Law Schools with Leading Legal and Compliance Practitioners in the Financial Services Industry

The New York City Bar Association and the Alliance of Securities and Financial Educators (ASAFE) will conduct a six-part Seminar Series on Securities and Finance Law beginning in January 2013 for diverse students attending New York City area law schools. The sessions will be presented by leading legal and compliance practitioners (including former and current regulators).  Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts and cutting edge issues in securities and finance law, explore careers in securities and finance law, and develop professional networks by meeting legal and compliance practitioners.

This ASAFE and New York City Bar seminar series is designed to enhance 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, Economically Disadvantaged Students and Students with Disabilities.

Seminar Series Dates
*       January 25th – Overview of Securities and Finance
*       February 1st – Corporation Finance (federal)
*       February 8th – Enforcement (federal, state and local)
*       March 22nd – Investment Management (federal, state and local)
*       March 29th – A Career as a Compliance Professional
*       April 5th – Consumer Protection (federal)

All seminar dates fall on a Friday and will be conducted from 4pm-7pm at the New York City Bar Association, located at 42 West 44th Street in New York City. Participants are expected to attend all seminars.

Eligibility Requirements
1.  Students selected to be a part of the seminar series must attend one of the following 13 institutions for consideration: 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.
2.  Only second-year and third-year law students are eligible to participate in this series.
3.  Students must submit an application and resume for consideration. Students are also required to submit a typewritten statement of interest.

Interested students must submit an application and resume for consideration.  See flyer for further details. The application deadline is December 31st.   

For more information, please contact Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity Pipeline Initiatives at the New York City Bar at [email protected]