LAWS 5503 - Criminal Law
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Studies statutory and common law of crimes and defenses, the procedures by which the law makes judgments as to criminality of conduct, the purposes of criminal law, and the constitutional limits upon it.
LAWS 7045 - Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Focuses primarily on criminal procedure at and after trial. Looks at bail, prosecutorial discretion, discovery, plea bargaining, speedy trial, jury trial, the right to counsel at trial, double jeopardy, appeal and federal habeas corpus.
LAWS 8315 - Seminar: Advanced Criminal Justice
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Studies policy and practice issues rather than case law. Focuses primarily on how American criminal justice is dispensed in cases that do not reach trial, including police behavior, prosecutorial discretion, defense services, bail, plea bargaining, and sentencing.