This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.
Before America’s entry into World War II,
President Roosevelt used World War I’s Trading With the Enemy Act (TWEA) to
issue Executive orders that prohibited trading or dealing with property of
residents of German occupied territories — starting with Norway and Denmark
and expanding as the Germany Army occupied more countries — unless the
transaction was approved by the Treasury Department. Nonetheless trade in
German Army-confiscated Dutch and Belgian diamonds continued in violation of
the "freeze orders." This course delves into the TWEA, the
Executive orders and the case of Von Clemm v. Smith - likely the only World War
II TWEA case wherein an American citizen in the U.S. was found to be
an enemy agent.
Carl Goodman is an adjunct professor of Japan/United States Comparative Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle and Temple University’s Tokyo University. He held a Fulbright Research Award at Tokyo University and served as a Professor of Anglo-American Law at Hiroshima University. He is a recipient of Georgetown University Law Center’s Charles Fehy Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award. Professor Goodman is a retired partner from the international law firm of Jones Day and a Life member of the American Law Institute.
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