US and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program
June 6 - 10, 2016


“In the developing world, corruption is public enemy number one.”

- World Bank President Jim Kim, December 19, 2013.

The negative impact of corruption on government accountability, business integrity and effective development outcomes has led to a rising global demand for practitioners with the skills to help prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute corruption and to remediate and defend in cases of violations.  Equip yourself to meet this demand from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

The U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Program from June 6-10, 2016, will offer an intensive, practical five-day program taught by prominent experts, including present and former U.S. and foreign government prosecutors, investigators for international organizations, law firm practitioners, and corporate counsel.

Courses will focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the evolving international legal regime governing transnational bribery, how to identify, investigate and mitigate corruption risk and pursue asset recovery, the US anti-corruption legal and institutional framework and corruption and human rights.

A special track on the United Nations Convention against Corruption, taught by a UNCAC negotiator and peer reviewer, analyzes its provisions, participation in the peer review mechanism, asset recovery and the impact of transnational law enforcement and enhanced legal assistance.

The courses cover what practicing attorneys need to know to advise their clients and protect themselves. Classes and site visits in Washington, D.C. introduce participants to practitioners from the U.S. Government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society. Luncheons and networking activities provide opportunities to exchange information and interact with peers and expert instructors.

Classes during the intensive five-day program meet in the morning, afternoon, and evening to accommodate busy schedules. Participants are eligible for academic credit or a Certificate upon completion of the program. CLE Accreditation, including ethics credits, will be applied for upon request.  American University Washington College of Law is an accredited CLE provider for Virginia and Pennsylvania, with reciprocity for New York and New Jersey, and with accreditation for all other states applied for as requested. Courses are also open to L.L.M. and upper level JD students.

The 2015 Summer Program was well-attended and well-received by government officials from the judicial and executive branches, in-house and law firm counsel, contractors, and development and non-profit professionals from every region of the world. Attendees deepened their knowledge, gained practical insights and forged important relationships.

Classes will be held at the new, state-of-the-art law school campus, located next to the Tenleytown Metro Station on the Red Line. The new campus is located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.


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