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LA245: Introduction to Law

Securities Regulations

Securities regulation is about the laws and administrative rules that govern publicly traded companies and any transaction involving a security. When researching any publicly traded company, it is important to review the company’s public filings. In some situations, shareholders bring lawsuits against the company or its executives or board. These cases can be researched using the company’s public filings, reading opinions from the case, or the news. Insider trading is a particularly interesting issue in securities regulation, and it can be researched through the SEC website, legal opinions, and many news publications.



For a detailed list of journals, go to our ejournals search page and use the search terms "investment" and "finance".

For additional resources, see the BU School of Law Libraries Securities Law research guides. Some of the resources on the Law Library’s guides are only accessible by BU Law students, but the law guides do provide a more detailed coverage of the subject.

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