Course Descriptions

Spring 2014 Class Descriptions

White Collar Crime (Eric J. Beste, Jason A. Forge)
LWBC595

2 credit(s)
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)

The course will cover a variety of topics related to the defense and prosecution of "white collar" criminal offenses, with a particular focus on emerging trends in the law arising from recent corporate scandals and prosecutions. The lectures will emphasize strategies for conducting internal investigations of corporations and their officers and directors, as well as tactics used by law enforcement in conducting white collar grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions. In this regard, the course will be geared towards students interested in pursuing careers as prosecutors or criminal defense attorneys, as well as those who may represent corporate clients generally.

Note: Students may only elect this course or Federal Crimes to count toward the Criminal Litigation Concentration (JD).

Work, Welfare & Justice (Orly Lobel)
LWPP591

3 credit(s)
Requirement: Writing
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.

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