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Fall 2020 Seminar


Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

Fraud (and its derivatives such as deceit, non-disclosure, and insider trading) is one of the master concepts of the legal universe. It appears in contracts, torts, criminal law, bankruptcy law, securities law, food and drug law, trade law, etc. etc. In this seminar we will start with the common law concept and then trace how it gets adjusted, refined, or left out when new subject matters, new remedies, new procedural settings, and new disclosure techniques are developed. Our inquiry will be jurisprudential; but of course fraud is also an omnipresent concept in legal practice. The instructor will develop and teach the materials for the original common law concept; students, working in groups, will be expected to develop and teach the materials for one or another of fraud’s more specialized applications.