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Spring 2014 - Habeas Corpus

Mitchell, Jonathan F

Unique # 29465 Credit Hours: 2 Course ID: 279M
DayTimeLocation
W3:45 - 5:35 pmTNH 3.129
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Thursday, May 1 1:30 pm -   A-Z
  2.138
  2.138
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course covers the history of the Great Writ and the evolution of the scope of federal habeas corpus review and relief; the Suspension Clause; habeas review in capital cases including stays of execution; alternatives to habeas review; state post-conviction proceedings; the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA); and jurisdictional issues in both the trial and appellate courts.  The course will be valuable to students seeking federal judicial clerkships as well as those interested in prosecutorial work or post-conviction representation. 

Textbooks
Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2d - Wells, Marshall, Yackle, and Nichol
  West, edition: 2d
  ISBN: 9780314911513   (required)
Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2d, 2011 Supplement - Wells, Marshall, Yackle, and Nichol
  West, edition: 2d, 2011
  ISBN: 9780314274588   (required)