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Fall 2012
5231 Anti-Corruption Law & Development - ISAAK- 19902
Prof. Ball removed 6-15-12.

Professor(s): David Isaak (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 
International Law

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 144  TU2

Course Outline: This course will focus on U.S. federal law criminalizing various forms of “public corruption.” We will begin with a general discussion of what “public corruption” means, including recent high-profile cases as examples. We will then address specific forms of public corruption and the statutes that attempt to define them, including: bribery; illegal gratuities; extortion; mail and wire fraud, especially “honest services” fraud; conflicts of interest; election-related crimes; campaign finance and lobbying; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and false statements and obstruction of justice. Each class we will address one specific form of public corruption. And each class, one student will give a five minute presentation explaining a cutting-edge legal issue relevant to the public corruption topic or statute addressed that day. The course will end with a discussion of various trial and sentencing issues that arise in public corruption cases, and finally, with presentations by guest speakers (likely a federal judge, a federal prosecutor, and a defense attorney).

Exam: 90% of Grade
Paper/Presentation: 10% of Grade (paper 1-2 pages single spaced; presentation 5 minutes)

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First Day Assignments: The first day's assignment is to read chapter 1 in the text.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/18 6-8pm  211 TU2    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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