The Curriculum

Law students focusing on their classwork.

Courses are offered entirely online, including lectures, office hours, and examinations.

The courses are delivered in an asynchronous format, so that students can progress at their own pace. Program can be completed in 18 weeks, or up to one year to accommodate busy working professionals.
 
  • The program consists of seven courses for non-lawyers.
  • Law students and lawyers will need five courses.
  • All courses are required.
  • Lawyers and law students do not take the two introductory courses in Module One.
  • Non-Lawyers are required to take the Module One courses.
  • Faculty would include Charlotte law professors and other leading experts and business people working in compliance.
     

Module One

Students will learn the core principles of the U.S. legal system. The course will include introductory content on the U.S. Constitution, federalism, the federal and state court systems, civil procedure, contract and tort law, the common law system, and federal administrative law.
This course will provide a broad survey of corporations law and includes topics such as the formation of corporations, corporate governance, shareholder rights, and basic financial and accounting concepts.
This course covers the law and practice of designing and implementing an effective corporate compliance and ethics program. It focuses upon the development of compliance and ethics policies, procedures, and practices within an organization that designed to prevent and detect wrongdoing and to foster an ethical corporate culture.


Module Two

Students will learn how to set up organizational communication and training processes designed to educate employees and agents about the organization’s values and legal responsibilities. The course will contain case studies of corporate compliance training programs and will identify best practices.
The purpose of this course is to cover the implementation of auditing and monitoring processes within an organization. Topics include the establishment of reporting systems, maintenance of confidentiality, analysis of audit reports, and procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of compliance policies and procedures on an ongoing basis.


Module Three

This course covers the process for investigating potential violations of an organizations compliance policy and the implementation of disciplinary procedures.
Students will learn risk assessment methodologies, the means of establishing risk assessment processes within the organization, and prioritization of risks. The course will be taught with emphasis on case studies and established best practices.

 

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