Course Details

Corporate Criminal Law

This course will outline the place of criminal law in the corporate context. Corporations as entities can be prosecuted and convicted of crimes in the United States. Individuals can likewise be prosecuted for crimes committed in the course of their work for corporations. And a large and growing body of statutes criminalize business-related activities that were formerly unregulated or civilly regulated. This course will discuss these entity liability rules, individual liability rules, and corporate and white-collar statutes. Much of the criminal control over corporations is exerted directly by the Department of Justice, and this course will also survey internal DOJ policy with respect to corporate crime. Finally, this course will touch on core criminal law principles (e.g., what is the difference between criminal and civil law? how does criminal process differ from civil process?), albeit very briefly. The goal is to familiarize business and STEM professionals with the burgeoning body of criminal law that bears on their conduct.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 930-0


Course History

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