White Collar Defense and Investigations

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON 9:50 - 11:40 am JON 5.257

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Floating take-home exam (administered by Faculty Coordinator)


Taught by Sara Clark.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to the practice of what is commonly referred to as “white collar” crime—an area of criminal defense primarily focused on government investigations of corporations and individuals for non-violent criminal offenses, often of a regulatory or financial nature.

The course will focus on themes and issues commonly encountered in representing clients in these complex and often lengthy investigations, and will walk students through the typical phases of a corporate criminal investigation, up to and including resolution. Recognizing the increasing ability of law enforcement authorities to cooperate beyond national boundaries, the course will also provide an introduction to common issues and themes in cross-border investigations.

Textbook: White Collar Crime in a Nutshell (6th Edition)Ellen S. Podgor | Jerold H. Israel | Miriam H. Baer | Gregory M. GilchristISBN: 9781647082864

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

White Collar Crime in a Nutshell *
Podgor, Ellen, Israel, Jerold, Baer, Miriam, and Gilchrist, Gregory
West Academic , edition: 6
ISBN: 978-1-64708-286-4


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10/25/2023 Room(s) changed
06/06/2023 Instructor(s) updated
03/28/2023 Room(s) changed
03/28/2023 Room(s) changed