L9080 S. Black Letter Law / White Collar Crime

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Federal prosecutors possess immense discretion, and a recurring theme will be an evaluation of the propriety of that discretion. Is it too broad? Or have recent decisions overly curbed the prosecutor?
  • New practices, such as deferred prosecution agreements, raise issues about the role of the court. How much control and oversight can and should the court exercise in this area?
  • The impact of the sentencing guidelines remains controversial on a variety of practical and ethical levels.
  • How does the attorney effectively represent the client in this field? What are the key decisions?

General Information

Type: Seminar
Level: Upperclass

Other Sections

Section 001, Fall 2019
T 6:20-8:10 pm
John C. Coffee, Jr.
Jed Rakoff