Law No.: LAW7734
Sched. No.: 115110032
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|Days, Times (Room):||MTWRF, 1330-1600 (WB121) |
|Capacity:||20 **This information is current as of 04/27/2015 06:14:08 AM**|
|Current Enrollment:||13 **This information is current as of 04/27/2015 06:14:08 AM**|
This January term course meets Monday-Friday, January 12-16.
This course examines the definition of “corruption,” especially as it is used in federal constitutional and criminal law. Introductory materials will look at federal case law and other materials on the idea of corruption generally. The remainder of the course readings then focus on the federal criminal law on several federal offenses related to bribery, kickbacks and “honest services fraud,” that aim to protect property interests but also citizens’ “intangible” rights to the loyalty of government officials to their constituents and the public interest. Difficult scenarios often entail layers of transactions and deferred or implied exchanges of benefits, and purported damage often involves uncertain or diffuse consequences. We will examine how federal law distinguishes such offenses from legal conduct such as political campaign contributions, and give some attention to issues of federal common lawmaking and federal prosecution policy, goals and strategies that target corruption.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class five sessions is required. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this J-term course must attend the first class session.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Take-home exam and class participation.