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Stolen Assets Recovery Law and Practice

Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 6, 2024

$1,170 Enroll

Full course description

Global efforts to recover stolen assets are ramping up, demanding up-to-date knowledge of the international legal framework and cooperation, laws and other requirements of national governments where assets are located, and evolving techniques used by counsel seeking to recover assets on behalf of countries whose treasuries have been looted. Experts from the World Bank-UNODC StAR Initiative, the U.S. Justice Department, and private counsel will discuss these topics, recent cases and persistent challenges investigating, tracing. confiscating and repatriating stolen assets, and fostering transparency and accountability upon their return.

Confirmed and invited Special Guest Lecturers for this course include:

  • Daniel Claman, Principal Deputy Chief, International Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, U.S. Department of Justice 
  • Edward Davis, Sequor Law 
  •  Elsa Gopala Krishnan, Financial Sector Specialist, UNODC/World Bank StAR Initiative

Policies and Processes


Learners will be eligible for a refund (minus any non-refundable fees) if they drop a course and request a refund no later than the day before the course starts as per the dates in Canvas and/or Canvas Catalog platforms. If a learner registered for a course after the start date, they will be ineligible for a refund.

Refund requests will be denied if requested on or after a course’s start date.

Payments and fees:

For payments with credit cards, debit cards or bank accounts, the tuition cost includes a non-refundable 4% administrative fee. In case an eligible refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%. 

Notice about these AUWCL Non-Credit Courses:

Non-credit courses are not recorded in American University transcripts. No credit is earned from these courses and grades are not posted. However, upon request, arrangements can be made to credit courses toward an LLM.  Learners enrolled in Non-Credit courses will not receive an AU ID but access to the AUWCL library will be available.

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Professor Jonathan Rusch at