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Fall 2013
7305 SEM: Hot Topics in Criminal Law & Procedure - THOMPSON- 24759

Professor(s): Sandra Thompson (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 117 TU2 

Course Outline: The seminar in “Hot Topics in Criminal Law and Procecure” will meet to discuss readings on some of the most pressing issues in the field. We will discuss readings that include law review articles, case law, and other types of materials. Topics will include forensic science evidence, wrongful convictions, dog scent searches, the use of drone surveillance domestically, among other topics. Several guest speakers will visit the class to discuss their areas of expertise. In addition, there is an optional field trip to a local area prison. The course is graded based on class preparation and participation and the writing of a 35-page seminar paper. A law librarian and a member of the Lawyering Skills and Strategies program will meet with the class to provide guidance on researching and writing the seminar paper.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Photocopied reading materials are available in the UHLC Copy Center.


First Day Assignments: First day assignment can be found in the syllabus.

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

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