U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Certificate Program

JUNE 3 - 6 and june 10 - 13, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AND 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The program will be offered in hybrid form (i.e., in person and remotely on Zoom). We encourage in person participation.

Corruption’s pernicious effects on government accountability, business integrity, effective economic development, and national security have led to a burgeoning and sustained global demand from the public, private, and non-profit sectors for skilled practitioners.  

Equip yourself to meet this demand! Deepen your expertise and expand your professional network as you earn a Certificate of Anti-Corruption Legal Studies, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit (for lawyers), or academic credit (for law students).

The Anti-Corruption Law Summer Certificate Program offers courses for professionals working presently or seeking training to work to combat corruption in the United States and abroad.  The peer-to-peer format provides opportunities to meet and learn from expert practitioners about anti-corruption laws, cases, codes of conduct and compliance training, investigation and risk management tools, and preventive measures.

More About the Program

This intensive practical training program includes courses on U.S., foreign, and international transnational bribery laws and compliance practices; on key elements of the U.S. anti-corruption legal and institutional framework; on corruption risk identification and mitigation in public procurement; and on artificial intelligence and anti-corruption.
Courses will consist of live presentations, case studies and discussion in person and via Zoom for remote participants.  A device with a working microphone, camera, and Internet connection is required in order to fully engage and participate.   Attendance in all class hours is required to receive academic credit or CLE credit, if applicable.

- Participants may receive a Certificate of Anti-Corruption Legal Studies reflecting the courses completed and CLE credit. In order to maximize participants’ breadth and depth of anti-corruption knowledge, participants are encouraged to take as many  courses as feasible.    

 - Participants may receive a Certificate of Legal Studies in Anti-Corruption Law and CLE. Students, including LL.M. and 3L J.D., may earn 1 academic credit per course.

- Limited financial assistance may be available. For more information click here.

- Students, including LL.M. and 3L J.D., may earn one (1) academic credit per course (up to two courses). 

Message from Director Jonathan Rusch

Nancy Boswell
Jonathan Rusch, Director

Throughout the world, countries are beset by reports of corruption, violations of well-established ethical norms, and the weakening of accountability mechanisms.  The pervasiveness and corrosive effects of corruption makes it essential for legal professionals to develop a sound basis of knowledge and expertise.

This program offers practical training on U.S., foreign, and international bribery laws and compliance practices;  cutting-edge corruption risk identification and mitigation tools for public contracting; and key elements of the U.S. anti-corruption legal, institutional and political framework.

In each of the Program’s courses,  leading practitioners share their first-hand experience and knowledge with geographically and professionally diverse professionals in small classroom settings,  fostering deeper understanding and lasting connections for the future.

We look forward to hearing from you. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the program, please feel free to  download our flyer or contact anticorruption@wcl.american.edu.

Jonathan Rusch