Curriculum Guide · Courses
Federal White Collar Crime
Professors Hardy and Lynam
J.D. Course 455 | 3 credit hours
This is an advanced course for the serious student interested in this area of law. It will cover procedural, substantive and practitioner oriented “tactical” considerations of “white-collar” criminal law. A student should have prior demonstrated interest in the subject area by having taken courses such as Evidence; Criminal Procedure; Constitutional Law or participated in one of the many GULC litigation clinics. The class will cover the principal federal “white collar” statutes, e.g., mail fraud, conspiracy, securities law, false statements, obstruction of justice and money laundering. Corporate criminal liability will be a course focus, covering necessarily related subjects, e.g., attorney-client privilege issues; “internal” investigations; government sponsored “Voluntary Disclosure” programs; litigation under the False Claims Act (Qui Tam); grand jury practice, document production, immunity, plea bargaining, co-operation agreements, discovery, and the interplay between civil and criminal proceedings, i.e., “parallel proceedings”. We intend to limit class size to 25 students to maintain active class participation of interested students.
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice (or Democracy and Coercion), or Criminal Procedure. Recommended: Criminal Law and Evidence.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Role of the Federal Prosecutor or Federal Investigations and Prosecutions. Note: It is not recommended that students take this course and Advanced Criminal Procedure.
Laptops may not be used during class sessions.