Scholars, mortgage professionals, and
lawyers seeking purposeful conversation around the critical issue of secondary
mortgage market reform are invited to attend the October 3 symposium “Reforming
the Secondary Mortgage Market” at Hamline University. The event is co-sponsored
by Hamline School of Law’s Business Law Institute and the Hamline Law Review. Advance registration to attend the event is required.
The troubled secondary mortgage market remains a hot topic before
Congress and the Obama Administration has already proposed three pathways to
reform. To help sort through the issues and facilitate the discussion,
Hamline is bringing together national and local experts from business, banks
large and small, law schools, trade associations, consumer organizations and
federal agencies to debate this controversial topic.
assembled a great lineup of speakers," said Ann Graham, director of the
Business Law Institute. "This
includes academics from highly ranked law schools all over the United States,
financial institution trade association representatives from Washington, D.C.,
mortgage origination executives and their legal counsel, large and small banks,
and consumer advocates. I expect
spirited debate on an issue that is critical to the U.S. economy.”
The symposium will feature a luncheon
keynote address from former Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Gary Stern who will address the topic
of Fannie, Freddie, and Too Big to Fail. Stern is a noted
economist and the author of many articles and books, including Too Big to Fail — The Hazards of
will also feature four panels throughout the day with experts representing the
full spectrum of perspectives. The event is Monday, October 3 from 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., at Klas Center, 1535 Taylor Avenue on Hamline University’s Saint
Paul campus. The cost is $175 (this fee is waived for professors and
government employees). Learn more by exploring the symposium schedule and registration form pages of the website.