White Collar Crime

Elective Course
Course Number: LAW 644
Credits: 2

This course surveys substantive and procedural issues arising in the investigation, prosecution and defense of white collar crimes under federal, state, and tribal law. The substantive offenses covered by this course include conspiracy, RICO, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, computer crime, and bribery. The course also covers offenses arising during the underlying investigation, such as perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice. Procedural issues covered in the course include the Fifth Amendment, conflicts, privileges, ethical issues, proffer sessions, plea bargaining, parallel proceedings, corporate sentencing issues, and corporate compliance and deferred prosecution agreements. Students will be assessed using practice-based assignments, including researching, drafting and arguing jury instructions and legal pleadings.