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Fall 2023

5310 White Collar Crime - KWOK- 18505

Professor(s): David Kwok (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 220 

Course Outline: White collar offenses are typically non-violent, economically motivated conduct occurring in the course of business. Focusing on federal law, the course includes traditional offenses such as fraud and regulatory offenses such as healthcare violations. Students also analyze issues raised by white collar crime, such as the criminal liability of corporations, managerial liability, and prosecutorial discretion. The course is recommended to students who plan to represent business clients and to those who plan careers in criminal law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/5 9am-12pm  220    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Special Case

Course Materials: Samuel W. Buell, Corporate Crime: An Introduction to the Law and Its Enforcement (2022), second edition.

This is an open-source casebook available for free download at Physical bound versions of the casebook are also available for purchase at the website, but you are not required to make such a purchase.