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Course Name Corporate and Financial Crimes and Compliance
Course Code LAW 6783P
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

Recent high profile cases in white collar crimes such as fraud, foreign corruption, insider trading and competition law have reinforced the importance of corporate compliance. Disasters such as the BP Gulf spill and the Japanese Nuclear catastrophe dramatically illustrate failures of risk management. This course examines the ways in which criminal and regulatory law prevent harm in the conduct of commercial affairs. Part I explores the relationship between risk management and legislative rules or principles. Organizational liability for financial crimes is linked to the purpose of corporate criminal liability as contrasted to individual liability. Part II examines specific topic areas including foreign corrupt practices, securities offences (such as insider trading) in both the Criminal Code and provincial legislation, competition offences (such as price fixing, misleading advertising), and environmental offences. The course is designed to allow students to focus on areas of specific interest to the student and then apply broader theoretical principles. Part III concerns the procedure surrounding crimes and regulatory offences, including internal investigations, dawn raids, Charter issues, and sentencing principles. Part IV examines a risk management matrix and template for corporate compliance, which is based on a theory of justice that ranks priorities.

Upcoming Offerings

Summer 2018

Specialization Criminal Law and Procedure
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible CPD Hours: LSUC (ON): 36.0 (3.0 Professionalism; 33.0 Substantive) Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca This course is also eligible towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 3.0 ethics hours.
NCA Status N/A

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