Imagining a World Without Corporate Criminal Law (Symposium 10/22-10/23, Zoom)

“Imagining a World Without Corporate Criminal Law” is a symposium that will generate new ideas about the value of applying criminal sanctions to collective entities. Leading scholars representing diverse viewpoints will imagine criminal law without corporate liability and trace the possible implications of such a development. Symposiasts will address whatever aspects of the question they believe to be most salient, including what would be lost or gained from successful abolition, whether civil and/or administrative sanctions can replace criminal punishment, and how to compare the experience of other countries that regulate corporations without the threat of criminal liability. Original symposium essays will be published in the Journal of Corporation Law.

Speakers: Jennifer Arlen (NYU), Miriam Baer (Brooklyn), John Braithwaite (ANU), Samuel Buell (Duke), John Coffee (Columbia), Susana Aires de Sousa (Coimbra), Mihailis Diamantis (Iowa), John Hasnas (Georgetown), Vikramaditya Khanna (Michigan), William Laufer (Wharton), Julie O’Sullivan (Georgetown), Stephen Smith (Notre Dame), Amy Sepinwall (Wharton) and W. Robert Thomas (Michigan)

Sponsors: Journal of Corporation Law, the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Market Ethics, and Wharton’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research

The symposiasts will be hosted by Georgetown Law, with audience members participating via Zoom. To join virtually, please register at Co-sponsors for the event include the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Market Ethics and Wharton’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research.

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