†Compliance: Legal Practicum (30220). 2 units. Regulators, shareholders, and customers increasingly expect organizations to identify, assess and comply with legal requirements, demonstrate adequate risk management and governance, and establish, test, and report controls. At the same time, legal mandates require organizations to protect whistleblowers, while enforcement guidelines induce organizations to self-report violations. In short, the compliance function constitutes an increasingly dynamic and challenging field for lawyers, one demanding the ability to understand the separate perspectives of regulators, business leaders, consumers, and employees.
This course will explore the legal, ethical, and policy foundations of compliance: the effort to translate statutory mandates into compliant organizational and individual behavior. Through the practical application of simulations and case studies, this course will seek to meet three objectives: (1) enable students to identify and proactively address potential compliance issues; (2) develop the practical problem-solving skills needed to respond to compliance failures; and (3) provide students with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to advocate on behalf of a company under investigation for a regulatory violation. Enrollment limited to twelve to sixteen. Permission of the instructor required. G. Garrity-Rokous.