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Fall 2014 - Habeas Corpus

Mitchell, Jonathan F

Credit Hours: 2  Course ID: 279M  Unique # 29560

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
M3:45 - 5:35 pmJON 6.207
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Monday, December 15
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 - Wells, Michael et al
  West Academic Publishing, edition: 2nd
  ISBN: 9780314911513   (required)
Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2011 Supplement - Wells, Michael et al
  West Academic Publishing, edition: 2nd
  ISBN: 9780314274588   (required)