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Orian Peer, Nadav

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Nadav Orian Peer’s research and teaching focus on the law of financial institutions, bankruptcy and public purpose finance. His work studies the intense framework of governance and regulation that undergirds the day-to-day functioning of financial markets. The design and operation of this framework have profound implications for the distribution of credit and economic opportunity in society. His current research explores policy proposals to increase access to credit in the fields of fair housing and climate mitigation.


  • Climate Finance, Capital Markets


courses taught

  • LAWS 5624 - Property
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Topics include personal property, estates and interests in land, landlord-tenant, basic land conveyancing, and private land use controls.
  • LAWS 6708 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Explores special topics in law.
  • LAWS 7021 - Bankruptcy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Briefly examines nonbankruptcy business rehabilitation devices, followed by basic principles of federal bankruptcy law and the bankruptcy court system. Concludes with attention to business reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Recommended prerequisites: LAWS 6001 and LAWS 7011.
  • LAWS 7031 - Regulation of Financial Institutions
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Focuses on the core banking law and works outward to cover a broader spectrum of bank-like financial institutions. Covers bank licensing, restrictions on bank business, regulating safety and soundness of banks, consumer protection of depositors and other bank customers and regulatory examination and enforcement.
  • LAWS 8242 - Seminar: Funding Climate Action
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2022
    Explores the menu of legal and policy options that can be used to fund climate change mitigation, as well as adaptation to climate risks already underway. Robust climate action will require investment on an enormous scale and an increasingly tight timeline. How to fund these investments is one of the central questions of climate policy today.


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