Law 638: White Collar Crime
This course will focus on the federal statutes commonly invoked in corporate and white collar prosecutions, including those used in prosecutions for conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, RICO, extortion, bribery, tax offenses, obstruction of justice, and false statements. Students will examine reported cases, case studies, hypothetical problems, and other materials to investigate the theoretical and policy framework for individual and institutional responsibility in our criminal justice system. Students will also explore emerging theories of corporate criminal liability and the principles undergirding the sanctions imposed for white collar crime.
Prerequisites: This course is appropriate for law students who have completed introductory courses in criminal law and procedure. Some students have found it helpful to complete the course in Business Associations I (Law 633) before taking this course, but Business Associations I is not a prerequisite.
Evaluation: Administered final examination.