Course Details

International Criminal Law in U.S. Courts

In a shrinking world, crime increasingly knows no borders. This two-credit hour seminar explores U.S. criminal prosecutions of crimes committed abroad. A discussion of the jurisdictional and venue requirements for overseas crimes segues into the crimes themselves: piracy, cybercrime, international cartels and more. Special attention is paid to increased prosecutions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a global marketplace. The class concludes with discussions of human rights violators and trafficking in persons. This course is formerly known as Special Topics in International Criminal Law. Adjunct Professor Renai Rodney is a Deputy Chief, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, with extensive experience in the prosecution of narcotics, human trafficking, and public corruption matters.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 685
Practice Areas: Criminal Law Practice AreaInternational Law Practice Area


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: International Criminal Law in U.S. Courts
Faculty: Rodney, Renai
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 7

Fall 2017
Title: International Criminal Law in U.S. Courts
Faculty: Rodney, Renai
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 5

Fall 2016
Title: International Criminal Law in U.S. Courts
Faculty: Sorensen, Juliet (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 18

Fall 2015
Title: International Criminal Law in U.S. Courts
Faculty: Sorensen, Juliet (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 22