Stephen Garvey has written and taught in the areas of capital punishment, criminal law, and the philosophy of criminal law. Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Professor Garvey clerked for the Hon. Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, then practiced in the Washington, D.C., firm of Covington & Burling. He joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 1994. Professor Garvey’s current scholarship focuses on substantive criminal law.
Organizations always seek to avoid and reduce the risk of criminal liability for both individuals within the organization and for the organization as an entity. You will begin this course by identifying the sources of individual and corporate criminal liability in an organizational setting. This will include reviewing the federal criminal process and distinguishing between corporate and personal liability. You will then explore the importance of criminal intentionality, or mental state. You will examine mental state terminology and how it serves to define criminal behavior. Finally, you will discover the importance of having a solid ethics and compliance program by reviewing the elements of a successful compliance program and recognizing the effect it can have on reducing your organization's exposure to criminal liability and lowering fines.
Key Course Takeaways
- Explore the various sources of criminal law relevant to individual and corporate criminal liability in an organizational setting
- Acknowledge the important role of mental state in determining criminal liability
- Identify the key elements of an effective ethics and compliance program to reduce your organization's exposure to criminal liability or fines
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Board members
- Founders and entrepreneurs
- Investment bankers
- Professionals working with boards of directors
- Professionals working in highly regulated industries
- Professionals working with lawyers