Summer 2022 Course Schedule

US Anti-Corruption Legal Framework (LAW-865-001)
Jonathan Rusch

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MTuWTh) - Warren - Room NT07

Enrolled: 1 / Limit: 22

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From its founding to the present, the United States has evolved a comprehensive body of laws and institutions intended to promote government transparency and accountability and to counter bribery and other forms of corruption. Recent events have revealed weaknesses in this system and the limits of the law when long-standing ethical norms and practices are not followed.

This course explores key U.S. constitutional provisions, laws, regulations, and institutions – as well as voluntary norms and practices -- intended to foster transparency and integrity and to prevent and sanction corruption in the public sector. It will analyze U.S. criminal laws, including on bribery and money laundering; preventive measures to promote transparency and accountability, such as ethics standards, access to information and whistleblower protection; the role of the courts; and, relatively problematic areas, such as conflicts of interest and political finance.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Course materials are varied, drawing on laws, regulations, cases, policy papers, and other widely consulted reference materials. Required readings for each class are listed below. They are either available online or are posted to the course website. Where links are problematic, please search using the document title. Please contact the professor should you encounter difficulty in accessing documents.

Reading assignments may be modified, so please check the website closer to the date of class.

First Class Readings

Required Reading:


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