Cross-border Investigations & Prosecutions

SLN #: 25062
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D02
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Hodgson

Course Description:
This course will meet for 4 days during Spring Break from 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm March 7 - 10. A take-home exam will be distributed at the end of the final class period.

Criminal and regulatory matters investigated by American law enforcement are increasingly international in nature and scope. The prosecution of anti-trust, bribery, anti-money laundering and securities law violations routinely involve proceedings being brought against foreign nationals and corporations. Eight of the top ten fines imposed for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involve foreign companies.

There are various mechanisms by which regulatory and criminal law enforcement organizations exchange and gather information pertaining to active investigations and prosecutions, including extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and international conventions.

This course will examine the different evidentiary rules and constitutional considerations associated with international criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, with a particular focus on the laws of Canada and the United States. More specifically, we will examine the fundamental differences between the laws of self-incrimination and double jeopardy in Canada and the United States, and the way in which these differences affect both the prosecution and resolution of cross-border criminal and regulatory matters.

An intimate knowledge of the American or Canadian constitution is not a prerequisite for this course.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance required at all 4 classes

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.