Spring 2010 Section 001
Law 196: Commercial Fraud

Schedule: Evening Class
Byrne, James
, Davis, Lee
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 19907
Day(s): Monday
Location: Hazel Hall 222
Time: 6:00pm-7:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Writing Course

Writing course

Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2010
Prerequisites: None
General Description: Parallel to the legitimate world of international commerce and finance, there exists an alternative universe of commercial fraud. From Charles Ponzi to Bernard Madoff, commercial fraud is a matter of the gravest concern because, apart from direct and indirect losses, it poses a serious threat to the integrity of the economy. One of the significant problems in dealing with it is the lack of a systematic study of its nature and of the role of law in combating it. This course studies commercial fraud from the perspective of financial fraud, commodity fraud, and fraud regarding the sale and delivery of goods, consumer fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, risk management, insurance, and money laundering, touching on issues in commercial law, contract, tort, and regulatory matters as well as criminal law.