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Summer I 2013
5470 Innocence Investigations - DOW/JEU- 16561

Professor(s): David Dow (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

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Time: 2:00p-4:00p  TTh  Location: 117  TU2

Course Outline: This course explores the substantive law, investigative techniques, and post-conviction appellate remedies applicable in capital (death penalty) and non-capital cases. Lectures will cover topics such as: Texas criminal statutes, state/federal habeas law, clemency proceedings, investigative techniques, and capital trial strategy. In addition to attending lectures, students work on actual cases. For non-capital cases, students investigate inmates’ claims of actual innocence and assist attorneys in providing post-conviction legal assistance once those claims are verified. For capital cases, students investigate claims related to the guilt-innocence and punishment phases of capital murder trials and assist attorneys in investigating and researching legal claims.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes: Quota = 20 Break Out Room is TU2-119  

Prerequisites: Yes  Criminal Law; Constitutional Law

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

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