José Anderson

José Anderson
  • Adjunct Professor

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  • office Address:

    652 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104



Prior to coming to Wharton he engaged in the private practice of law in Baltimore and served for nine years in the Maryland Public Defender’s Office where he was an assistant public defender and supervising attorney in the Appellate Division. From 1991 to 1993 he served as special assistant public defender, responsible for a number of statewide litigation and legislative matters, and was counsel to the agency. During his tenure at the Public Defender’s Office, he represented clients in major felony and death penalty litigation in the state trial and appellate courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has practiced law at every level of the United States Justice system. He is author of many articles and a textbook on Criminal Law. He is also a Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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Past Courses


    The goal of this course is to study the role the law has played, and continues to play, in addressing the problems of racial discrimination in the United States. Contemporary issues such as racial profiling, affirmative action, and diversity will all be covered in their social and legal context. The basis for discussion will be assigned texts, articles, editorials and cases. In addition, interactive videos will also be used to aid class discussion. Course requirements will include a term paper and class case presentations.


    This course introduces students to important ethical and legal challenges they will face as leaders in business. The course materials will be useful to students preparing for managerial positions that are likely to place them in advisory and/or agency roles owing duties to employers, clients, suppliers, and customers. Although coverage will vary depending on instructor, the focus of the course will be on developing skills in ethical and legal analyses that can assist managers as they make both individual-level and firm-level decisions about the responsible courses of action when duties, loyalties, rules, norms, and interests are in conflict. For example, the rules of insider trading may form the basis for lessons in some sections. Group assignments, role-plays, and case studies may, at the instructor's discretion, be used to help illustrate the basic theoretical frameworks. Course materials will highlight industry codes and professional norms, as well as the importance of personal and/or religious values. Format: class participation, quiz, group report, and final paper or exam. Materials: coursepack. Prerequisites: none.


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