This online seminar, a collaborative effort of law professors on three continents, will analyze insurance regulation from the perspectives of the United States, China and the European Union. The course will trace the development of three very different methods of regulation arising from the regions' different historical contexts and legal environments. Particular attention will be given to how the three regions structure regulatory agencies in insurance and financial services, consumer protection and solvency regulation, reinsurance, insurance intermediaries (brokers and agents), and antitrust law. The course will also consider the effectiveness of insurance regulation on a state/provincial, national and regional level at a time when insurance and other financial products are increasingly sold, insured and reinsured in a global environment. Course participants will include 8-10 students each from the School of Law and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. All instruction will be in English.