Business Crime|   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 607 - Business Crime|

Credits: 2

The class will examine substantive federal criminal law, especially "white collar" crimes in the corporate context. Topics covered include mens rea (what state of mind is required for criminal liability?), entity liability (who is the proper criminal defendant?), the attorney's role in conducting corporate internal investigations (who is the client?), the attorney-client privilege and work product protection, and ethical issues involved in joint representations. Substantive crimes addressed will likely include mail and wire fraud, insider trading, securities fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.

Prerequisites: Business Corporations or Corporations.

Basis of Grade: Final examination

Form of Grade: Letter Grade