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Spring 2009 - Texas Crim Pro: Trial & Beyond

Womack, Paul L

Course ID: 378P  Unique # 28265  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm TNH 3.126
   Tuesday 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm TNH 3.126
   Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm TNH 3.126
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Thursday, May 7    8:30 am          A-Z
2.124 
  Midterm Wednesday, February 4    12:30 pm          A-Z
3.126 
  Midterm Tuesday, February 24    12:30 pm          A-Z
3.126 
  Midterm Wednesday, March 11    12:30 pm          A-Z
3.126 
  Midterm Wednesday, April 1    12:30 pm          A-Z
3.126 
  Midterm Tuesday, April 21    12:30 pm          A-Z
3.126 
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course is for students who are considering practicing criminal law or who would like to learn state law of criminal procedure for the bar exam.  The law comes from the Texas constitution, statutes, court rules, and appellate decisions.  The course begins with a look at the structure of the Texas system of courts and trials.  After considering preservation of error, the course moves through the judicial process:  jury selection, trial procedure, charge of the court, argument, punishment hearing, probation, appeal, guilty plea, habeas corpus, and capital procedures.  Grades are based on five (or more) objective exams, most of which are taken during class meetings.  There is not a "final exam" that covers the entire course.

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