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Thomas J. Miles : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago
LAWS 95902
Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2015
Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
Criminal Law
LAWS 30311
This course, offered over two sequential quarters, addresses the doctrines of criminal liability and the moral and social problems of crime. The definitions of crimes and defenses are considered in light of the purposes of punishment and the role of the criminal justice system, including police and correctional agencies. The student's grade is based on class participation and a single final examination.
Winter 2016
Thomas J. Miles
Federal Criminal Law
LAWS 46501
This course surveys the substance and structure of federal criminal law. The appropriate scope of federal criminal law and enforcement is a central theme of the course. Topics examined include: federal jurisdiction over crime and offenses that enlarge the reach of federal criminal law such as mail fraud; federal crimes occurring in markets, including transactions in illegal markets (such as drug trafficking) and illicit transactions in legal markets (such as securities fraud); federal crimes involving corrupt payments, such as bribery, extortion, and foreign corrupt practices; federal crimes involving concealment, such as false statements, perjury, obstruction of justice, and money laundering; the regulation of criminal activity occurring in and through formal and informal organizations (such as RICO), and the allocation of liability between individuals and organizations with particular attention to deferred prosecution agreements.
Winter 2016
Thomas J. Miles
Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago
LAWS 95902
Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2016
Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago
LAWS 95902
Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2016
Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles