Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Discussion Groups
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 26
    Floor: North Tower/Ground Level


    Discussion Groups provide an in-depth discussion of a topic by a small group of invited discussants selected in advance by the Annual Meeting Program Committee. In addition to the invited discussants, additional discussants were selected through a Call for Participation. There will be limited seating for audience members to observe the discussion groups on a first-come, first-served basis.

     
    Federal white collar fraud statutes in the United States (e.g., securities, mail and wire, and bank fraud) have increasingly come under attack as exceedingly vague and subject to prosecutorial abuse. Such vagueness may be a necessary evil given the demonstrated creativity of white collar criminals, but the legal uncertainty raises notice concerns and may also have a chilling effect on legitimate market activity. This Discussion Group will consider these and other concerns regarding federal fraud statutes and evaluate reforms.

     

Session Speakers
Organization: Mississippi College School of Law
Discussion Group Moderator

Organization: Brooklyn Law School
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Iowa College of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Georgetown University Law Center
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Tennessee College of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Houston Law Center
Discussion Group Moderator

Organization: Stetson University College of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Wake Forest University School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.