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. The class will investigate the theoretical and policy framework for individual and institutional responsibility in our criminal justice system and will also explore emerging theories of corporate criminal liability and the principles undergirding the sanctions imposed for white collar crime.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Law 604: Criminal Law. Some students have found it helpful to complete the course in Business Associations (Law 633) and one or both of the Criminal Procedure courses. However, they are not prerequisites.

Evaluation: Administered final examination

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