2018 Course Schedule and Descriptions

June 4-8, 2018

  • Certificate students may take 1- 3 courses.  However, taken together, three courses provide a broad-based and integrated grounding in essential topics.   
  • JD and LL.M. students may earn a maximum of 2 academic credits and are subject to ABA Standard 310 requiring 30 hours outside work in addition to classroom time. 

DOING BUSINESS ABROAD: CORRUPTION RISK & MITIGATION (LAW-795BX-001)    

9:00AM-11:30AM MTWUF (1 academic credit)  

Former DOJ prosecutors and corporate and law firm counsel discuss  the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and other foreign bribery laws, and the latest enforcement cases, trends and settlements and analyze private sector compliance best practice programs, internal controls, due diligence and investigations techniques.   

DOING BUSINESS IN THE US: the LEGAL ANTI-CORRUPTION FRAMEWORK (LAW-795BV-001) 

 1:00PM-3:30PM MTWUF (1 academic credit) 

Former DOJ prosecutors, private sector counsel, Brennan Center and other experts analyze US criminal laws on bribery, fraud, honest services and money laundering, enforcement and asset recovery plus preventive measures: FOIA, conflicts of interest, asset disclosure, gifts and political finance, whistleblower protection and other accountability and oversight mechanisms.  

CORRUPTION RISK MITIGATION IN PUBLIC CONTRACTING:MDB

(LAW-795BR-001) 

4:00PM-7PM MTWU (1 academic credit)  

World Bank investigators and private sector defense counsel discuss corruption-risk identification and mitigation in public contracting; MDB sanctions and appeals processes and how cooperation and referrals among law enforcement authorities are changing the game.

Site Visits & Special Guest Speakers

 Site visits complement curriculum with lectures at the World Bank, Organization of American States and other organizations involved in the anti-corruption movement. There will be program-wide opportunities for all participants to hear from special guest speakers on relevant topics and to engage with other program participants and lecturers to foster connections across geographic and substantive backgrounds. A Certificate Ceremony will conclude the program.

Special guest speakers have included Stewart Bowen, Former Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction; Lanny Breuer, former Assistant Attorney General; Drago Kos, OECD Working Group Chairman; Thomas Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights; and the Honorable Richard Thornburgh, US Department of Justice, among others.