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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Buell on Corporate Crime

Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted Corporate Crime: An Introduction to the Law and its Enforcement (Open-Source Textbook (2021)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This download provides sample excerpts of a new flexible textbook in the field of corporate crime and enforcement. The materials are drawn from the intersection of corporate and criminal law and from contemporary developments in enforcement practice. The complete text and individual chapters are available for free in pdf at, which also provides links for ordering a low-cost bound hard copy. Coverage includes corporate liability, fraud, obstruction of justice and related offenses, FCPA, insider trading, health care crimes, securities enforcement, criminal procedure in the white-collar context, plea bargaining and settlements, sentencing, attorney-client privilege and ethics, and more. The website includes sample syllabi and exam questions. The text, up to date as of summer 2021, includes many documents drawn from enforcement actions that illustrate the field’s current practice and provide deep factual examples for analysis and discussion. In addition, most sections conclude with problems for students and other readers to discuss or work through independently. The textbook is published under a Creative Commons license through a self-publishing platform.

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