Global Anticorruption Lab

Global Anticorruption Lab

Professor Matthew Stephenson
Fall 2017 course
Th 5:10pm - 7:10pm in WCC Room 3038
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Enrollment is limited to 12, and is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should email Professor Stephenson (; the email should include a current CV and a statement of interest (preferably including one or two topics you might be interested in writing about). Please also indicate whether you intend to enroll in both semesters of the Lab, or only the Fall. (Enrollment in both semesters is not required, but preference will be given to applicants who intend to enroll for the full year.)

Exam Type: No Exam

This course will provide an opportunity for students interested in anticorruption (from legal, social scientific, or policy perspectives) to work on independent research projects in a collaborative, interactive setting. Students will select one or more topics of interest to explore during the semester; we will meet each week to discuss one another's research, and to brainstorm new topics. In lieu of a long final paper or short weekly response papers, students will instead be expected to contribute four substantive posts (1-3 paragraphs each) to the Global Anticorruption Blog. Participants will also be expected to participate in online discussions and debates about other blog entries. Students interested in expanding their research into a full paper may do so for an appropriate number of additional independent writing credits.

Subject Areas: Disciplinary Perspectives & Law, International, Comparative & Foreign Law