The Securities Arbitration Clinic is a year-long course introducing students to the essential principles of securities arbitration and mediation.
Professor Elizabeth Goldman
Professor Goldman left the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to join the Cardozo faculty full time. During seven years of service as senior counsel at the Division of Enforcement of the SEC in the Northeast Regional Office in New York, she prosecuted numerous federal securities law violations. While at the SEC, Professor Goldman received multiple awards, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman’s Award for Excellence. She also received awards from then US Attorney Roslynn Mauskopf and then US Attorney Loretta Lynch for assistance in the criminal prosecutions of more than 100 individuals and corporate entities in significant cases involving federal securities law violations.
Under faculty supervision, students are assigned to cases referred to Cardozo by the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers, and the American Arbitration Association. Students serve as advocates for the claimants and conduct all phases of typical securities arbitrations, including case in-take, case development, discovery, settlement negotiation, mediation, and representation of the claimants before a duly constituted arbitration panel. The clinic is a unique opportunity to have a hands-on experience and to develop client-relation and mediation and arbitration advocacy skills.
Coursework includes study of the fundamental principles of securities arbitration, an overview of the state and federal securities and other laws relevant to typical investor claims against broker-dealers and clearing firms, and instruction on ethical issues and guidelines concerning all aspects of the clinic's practice.
Securities Arbitration Clinic