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Spring 2014 - Ethics of Criminal Law

Sage, Karen R

 Credit Hours: 2 Course ID: 279M Unique # 29485
DaysTimeLocation
TH3:45 - 5:35 pmJON 5.206
Exam Type  Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Thursday, May 1 1:30 pm - A-Z
2.137
2.137
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.

Related Course Areas
Textbooks
Prosecutorial Ethics - Cassidy
  West, edition: 2d
  ISBN: 9780314282743   (required)