Epic Corporate Scandals

Epic Corporate Scandals - Professor Samir Parikh

  • Course Number: LAW-508
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This class will meet two hours per week and be taught in the conventional seminar format. Grades will be based primarily on either one paper that will satisfy the Capstone requirement or two short papers that will satisfy the WIE requirement. Students will be able to choose either of these options. Grades will also be based on in-class participation. In delving beyond the headlines, this course examines the largest and most infamous corporate scandals of the last two decades, including Theranos, Purdue Pharma, Bernie Madoff Securities, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Enron, and Washington Mutual. The course focuses on the salacious details of each case and discusses (i) why corporate executives and officers engaged in grossly illegal conduct; (ii) what they hoped to accomplish by their transgressions; and (iii) the consequences of their actions on our local, national, and global economies. The course will provide an overarching perspective on white collar crimes.
  • Prerequisite: Business Associations I, may be taken concurrently
  • Evaluation Method: Papers, class participation
  • Capstone: Yes
  • WIE: Yes