Spring 2014 Class Descriptions
White Collar Crime (Eric J. Beste, Jason A. Forge)
Concentration(s): Criminal Law (MSLS), Business and Corporate Law (MSLS), Criminal Law (LLMG), Criminal Law (LLMC), Business and Corporate Law (LLMC), LLM in Business and Corporate Law (LLMB), Public Interest Law (JD), Criminal Litigation (JD), Business and Corporate Law (JD)
Note: Students may only elect this course or Federal Crimes to count toward the Criminal Litigation Concentration (JD).
Work, Welfare & Justice (Orly Lobel)
Concentration(s): Public Interest Law (JD)
The course explores the relations between public policies and the new political-economy. The new economy, with its increased demands for flexibility and competitiveness, new technologies, and rapid globalization, has dramatically altered the nature of work relations, economic production, social organization and the roles of public and private entities in promoting growth, justice and fairness. In this class, we will explore at a number of policy fields, including issues in employment and labor laws, education and schooling law, environmental law, health law, discrimination policies and consumer law. These issues will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding the challenges of law-in-action. We will think of practical questions of the comparative effectiveness of various regulatory mechanisms and the more theoretical aspects of legal means and social ends. Students will be required to write a paper.