Course Details

Corporate Criminal Law

This course introduces students to the organizing principles of criminal law and how (and why) criminal law differs from civil law. While traditional criminal law concepts may work pretty well with traditional ideas of what constitutes crime – murder, robbery, etc. - they don’t always map easily onto modern corporate activity. This course considers the theories that corporate criminal law uses to prosecute and punish malfeasance by corporations and corporate employees. In addition, given the federal government’s prominent role in corporate criminal prosecutions, we will discuss Department of Justice policy on corporate offending and relevant federal sentencing guidelines. As we consider the law’s response to corporate criminal wrongdoing, we will also integrate insights from criminological research into what contributes to the risk of white collar offending. Students will be evaluated based on class participation and performance on quizzes.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 930-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Corporate Criminal Law
Faculty: Rountree, Meredith Martin (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 0.5
Capacity: 30     Actual: 17

Fall 2016
Title: Corporate Criminal Law
Faculty: Kleinfeld, Joshua (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23

Fall 2015
Title: Corporate Criminal Law
Faculty: Kleinfeld, Joshua (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 7

Spring 2015
Title: Corporate Criminal Law
Faculty: Kleinfeld, Joshua (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 0.5
Capacity: 25     Actual: 10