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Treatises and Reporters

Treatises provide a broad spectrum of information on given topics, and often serve as study guides. They are often helpful as a starting point for a research project.  Examples of treatises and reporters on Securities Law include:

Louis Loss & Joel Seligman, Fundamentals of Securities Regulation (KF1439 .L68 2004): This resource describes the rules and regulations concerning the securities market. It is updated annually.

A.A. Sommer, Jr., Federal Securities Act of 1933: Available online through Lexis, this resource is a comprehensive treatise on the Securities Act.

A. A. Sommer, Jr., Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934:  Available online through Lexis, this resource is a comprehensive treatise on the Exchange Act.

Donald C. Langevoort, Insider Trading: Regulation, Enforcement, and Prevention (KF1073 .I5 L363 1991): Available online through Westlaw, this resource discusses insider trading law. Highlights include the fiduciary obligations of corporate insiders, government enforcement of the insider trading prohibition, and recovery under 16(b) of the Exchange Act, among others.

Federal Securities Law Reporter (KF1436.5 .C645): Available online through CCH IntelliConnect, Westlaw and Lexis.  Updated monthly, looseleaf services offer both secondary and primary documents. Organized by major Acts, the reporter provides a comprehensive resource covering federal laws and rules that regulate matters concerning securities law.


News and Current Awareness

Bloomberg BNA's Alternative Investment Law Report: News updates on regulatory, legal, and legislative developments affecting alternative investment methods, such as hedge funds and private equity.

Bloomberg BNA's World Securities Law Report: Provides updates involving securities-related regulations around the world, with particular focus on cross-border transactions.


  • The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum: An excellent source for corporate law in general. The blog boasts contributions by some of the premier legal scholars in the field, and nearly every blog entry offers a link to journal articles or primary sources on which the entry is based.
  • Federal Securities Law Blog: A good starting point when beginning a research project with only a vague idea of the subject. Maintained by a corporate finance and securities law firm, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP, the blog offers information and sources across various topics related to securities law.
  • Corporate Securities Law Blog: Maintained by a west-coast, full-service firm, Sheppard Mullins, the Corporate & Securities Law Blog provides a similar range of information as the Federal Securities Law Blog.

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