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Government Enforcement Litigation (Kehner/Pozos)

Spring 2024   LAW 597-001  

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Additional Information
Experiential Course

Yes

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Drafting Legal Documents
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
10% Participation,
50% Paper,
40% Other (not specified)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
W 6:40PM - 8:30PM
Golkin Hall 238

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
1.0

Led by two former federal prosecutors who currently practice in this area, in the first part of the course, students explore the legal frameworks advanced by key regulators, critiques and tensions among these competing claims of authority and legal theories, and practical challenges associated with litigation involving emerging digital technologies. In the second portion of the course, students will write and argue a motion for summary judgment based on a real-life civil enforcement case study, and students will receive feedback on their written work product and oral advocacy skills. This year’s class will work through examples surrounding DeFi, crypto, and other blockchain-fueled financial innovations --a recent focus of law enforcement and regulators, including the Department of Justice, Treasury, SEC, CFTC, and numerous other state and federal agencies.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Criminal Law and Procedure Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.

Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.