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US and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program


Venue: Washington DC, 5 - 9 June 2017

American University, Washington College of Law is announcing a timely one-week intensive program on U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law. A Certificate of Legal Studies in Anti-Corruption, CLE or academic credit is available upon completion of this career development opportunity.

With corruption undermining honest business practices, effective development and even political stability, there is a growing demand for skilled practitioners. This program is designed to deepen expertise through practical training of public officials, private practitioners and LLM and third year JD students.    

Participants have included judges, prosecutors, anti-corruption commission advisors, commercial attaches, development officials, in-house and law firm counsel, non-profits and academic professionals from around the world. This year promises to be equally diverse geographically and professionally, offering a unique peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunity.

Expert in-class instructors have included prominent leaders in the field from the OECD Working Group on Bribery, U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce and the World Bank. In-class instruction is complemented by guest speakers, such as former Attorney General Richard Thornburg and a former Special Inspector General, as well as site visits and interaction with key officials in Washington, D.C. 

The program offers courses on the latest developments and cutting-edge tools, including:

  • The landmark UN Convention Against Corruption, adopted by over 180 countries, its implementation, asset recovery techniques and participation in the peer review mechanism;
  • The FCPA and other transnational bribery laws, enforcement and private sector compliance practice;
  • Public procurement and how Multilateral Development Banks identify, mitigate and sanction corruption;
  • The U.S. legal and institutional framework for preventing, detecting & prosecuting corruption, and
  • Evolving international law and principles addressing corruption and human rights.

 Information and application forms are now available at: wcl.american.edu/anti-corruption.