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Securities Law

A research guide to the law surrounding securities, financial instruments, and their regulation

About This Guide

Securities Law governs financial instruments such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. This guide primarily focuses on federal law in this area, with a focus on the most essential sources and strategies. 

Getting Started

The following treatises are good places to begin your research into Securities Law.  Secondary Sources like these describe and explain the law, which makes them an ideal entryway for researching an issue or topic. For a more complete selection of the library's secondary sources on Securities Law, check out the tab below. For a look at the library's entire collection of treatises, here's our Treatise Finder. If these treatises seem too detailed, consider a legal encyclopedia. For help with secondary sources more generally, check out our Secondary Sources Guide. If you want an overview for a law school class, study aids are your best choice. 

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