Financial regulation in the United States is in crisis. The agencies responsible for safeguarding the massive and crucial flows of money, credit, and risk at the heart of the U.S. face overlapping crises of legitimacy. In part, this flows from a perception that they have failed to learn the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis. But in part it is also because they are increasingly seen as counter-democratic bodies. At the same time, there is a crisis of legality: Financial regulators are at the cross-hairs of litigation challenging the federal administrative status on separation-of-powers grounds.

This symposium brings together methodologically and normatively diverse scholars who analyze financial regulation to explore these problems and to catalyze new conversations between private and public law, and across law and other domains.

This symposium was hosted on April 26, 2024.