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Fall 2014
7305 WRS: Hot Topics in Criminal Law & Procedure - THOMPSON- 21036

Professor(s): Sandra Thompson (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 113  BLB

Course Outline: The seminar in “Hot Topics in Criminal Law and Procedure” 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 may include forensic science evidence, wrongful convictions, cell phone searches, race in criminal justice, and legalization of marijuana, among other topics. 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 now available from my Assistant, Charlette Jefferson.


First Day Assignments: Aug. 26 Discussion on selecting a paper topic and researching a paper Guest lecturer: Mon Yin Lung, Associate Director of the O’Quinn Law Library

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (8/21/2014 12:22:54 PM)

No book required for this course

Materials are available from my Assistant, Charlette Jefferson, in 114 BLB.