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Spring 2011 - Ethics of Criminal Law

Sage, Karen R

Course ID: 279M  Unique # 29405  Credit Hours: 2
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:20 pm TNH 3.124
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Friday, May 13    8:30 am          A-Z
2.123 
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course will take a practical approach to criminal law and the unique ethics issues that surround it.  We will look at prosecutorial ethics including the use and abuse of prosecutorial discretion and discovery obligations in criminal cases.  We will also examine the professional responsibilities of defense lawyers including making a good record for appeal and ineffective assistance of counsel.  Some of the areas we will discuss include representation of the mentally ill defendant, issues involving the death penalty and domestic violence cases.

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