Harvard Law Professor Hal S. Scott was in his element, thundering up and down the aisles of a classroom in Wasserstein Hall and challenging each of his 70 Capital Markets Regulation students to match his enthusiasm and curiosity. After 43 years on the HLS faculty, Scott taught his final class at the school before retiring last spring. What is the best process, he asked, for ensuring that regulations for the financial system achieve their intended effect?
Last month, the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School held its 20th annual U.S.-Japan symposium, along with a special anniversary gala to celebrate the milestone and look ahead to the future of the program as PIFS director Hal S. Scott transitions to a new role as emeritus professor at Harvard.
On January 3, 2018, the world will change, according to Professor Howell Jackson. That is the day that the second iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive — a set of European Union financial regulations that emerged in the wake of 2008, known colloquially as MiFID II — will go into effect.
Niamh Moloney LL.M. ’93, professor of Financial Markets Law and incoming Head of the Law Department (2018-2019) at the London School of Economics, spoke at Harvard Law School on Sept. 27 on the complex question of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union and its implications for the U.K.’s financial services industry.
In October, The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) at Harvard Law School celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding the kind of symposium it has been hosting for three decades — convening financial leaders, high-ranking government officials, and distinguished academics from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues in international finance.
Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) has named James Shipton its new executive director. “We are thrilled that James has joined PIFS and look forward to working with him as we grow the program in the coming years,” said PIFS Faculty Director Professor Hal S. Scott. Shipton recently completed a three-year term as a […]
Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems hosted the 16th Annual Symposium on Building the Financial System of the Twenty-first Century: An Agenda for Japan and the United States. The two-day event, held Oct. 25-27 at the Weill Center in Armonk, N.Y, was co-hosted by the International House of Japan (IHouse). The symposium gathered […]