- Class number: 12790
- Term: Fall 2006
This seminar will examine the problems in achieving accountability of multinational corporations for their conduct at home and overseas. It will be a demanding writing seminar providing students with a closely supervised research and writing experience. Students will have periodic individual meetings with the instructor and will be expected to submit papers of approximately 40 pages of publishable or near-publishable quality. Topics will include: the extra-territorial application of U.S. statutory law (bankruptcy, antitrust, Sarbanes-Oxley); alleged violations of human rights involving forced labor, unsafe working conditions, and environmental abuse, including the Alien Tort Claims Act; the extra-territorial enforcement of American trade sanctions for national security or foreign policy considerations, including the Cuban, Iraqi, and Iranian embargoes of today and the Chinese and Soviet Russian Embargoes of yesteryear; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international conventions dealing with corporate bribery of public officials; the Arab Boycott Act; international guidelines for corporate conduct (OECD, International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations, International Labor Organization) as well as corporate, industry and reform group codes of conduct and corporate responsibility; and Supreme Court decisions on intra-group attribution of legal rights and duties. Pre/co-requisite: Business Organizations (LAW 605) or the equivalent.
- Date: Tuesday 2:00-5:00PM
- Location: ST8
- Catalog number-Section number: 960-01
- Course Type: Seminar
- Prerequisites: May Satisfy Writing Req.
- Credits (min/max): 3/3
- Enrollment status: Open
- Current enrollment/capacity: 11/16
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 0/50
- Grade basis: Graded
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: UCWR
- Exam type: PROCTORED