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Spring 2009 - Federal Criminal Law

Klein, Susan R

Unique # 27784 Credit Hours: 2 Course ID: 223F
DayTimeLocation
TTH12:30 - 1:20 pmTNH 3.125
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Floating

Description
This course will detail the prosecution and defense of federal criminal offenses and related actions.  Substantive areas of the Federal Criminal Code covered will include fraud, white collar crimes (such as insider trading, bribery, money laundering, mail and bank fraud, and public corruption), obstruction of the administration of justice (such as perjury, false statements, witness intimidation, and obstruction of justice), civil and criminal forfeiture actions, and complex federal offenses such as conspiracy, RICO and CCE.  We will pay particular attention to federal criminal sanctions employed against lawyers, corporate officers, and entities.  We will also review the now-advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines and discuss plea bargaining.  This course should be useful to the student intending to enter civil or criminal law practice.  Your final grade will be based upon a floating essay examination.

Prerequisite:  Criminal Law I

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