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Course 1 Reading – Cases and Materials on Insurance Law, 8th Edition, Leo P. Martinez

Week 1 Reading

  • Martinez Introduction, p. 1-27
  • Martinez Glossary, p. 845-854
  • Martinez Chapter 1:
    • Government Regulation of Insurance, p. 28-69
  • Martinez Chapter 2:
    • Forming and Negotiating the Insurance Contract, p. 71-100
    • The Law of Misrepresentation, p. 101-124

Week 1 Discussion 1 – Discuss the pros and cons of asking your client if he/she has any insurance that might help him/her provide a defense or some indemnity?


Course 2 Reading – INTERNATIONAL WHITE COLLAR CRIME: CASES AND MATERIALS (IWCC) (Cambridge U. Press, 2d ed. 2015).

Week 1 Reading

  • Chapter 1 of International White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials
  • Review Hypothetical 2 in Chapter 9 (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) of International White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials. Instead of advising the Attorney General, you can also advise the Dutch company or one of its executives.
  • Read Chapter 9 (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) of International White Collar Crime: Cases and Materials.
  • Chapter 2 (Taxation) of

Week 1 Discussion 1

Please select 4 of the 8 questions below, and write one or two paragraphs about the four matters you select to discuss. Typically, we will only ahve four questions for you to answer each week, but this week we have eight and you have the option to select the four you would like to discuss.

Please submit your responses by Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 pm Central Standard Time. There is no need to go beyond class materials and/or classes to answer the assignment.

1. What are the differences between the substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law?

2. Describe the roles and importance of non-governmental organizations in international criminal law.

3. Describe the bases of the territorial principle and the protective principle.

4. Describe some of the limitations on jurisdiction to prescribe.

5. How has the case of Pasquantino et al. v. United States, 544 U.S. 349 (2005), been influential on U.S. tax policy?

6. Discuss the persons who must pay tax on a worldwide basis under U.S. law.

7. Discuss whether banks, trust companies, lawyers, accountants, or other intermediaries can be held liable for helping taxpayers commit tax crimes.

8. Discuss the tax transparency initiative and the role of the level playing field.

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