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Spring 2018
6213 Innocence Investigations - JEU/DOW- 19058

Professor(s): Cassandra Jeu (CLINICAL FACULTY)
David Dow (FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 
Constitutional and Criminal Law

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 144  TUII

Course Outline: : Innocence Investigations explores the substantive law, appellate procedure, investigative techniques, and post-conviction appellate remedies applicable in criminal cases. Lectures will cover topics such as: Texas criminal statutes, state/federal habeas law and procedure, clemency proceedings, investigative techniques, mitigation evidence, and trial strategy. In addition to attending lectures, students work on actual cases involving non-death penalty inmates. Students assess the viability of inmates’ claims of actual innocence, investigate the claims by locating new, exculpatory evidence, and assist in providing post-conviction relief once innocence claims are verified.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota = 20. NO BOOK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Investigations initially meet in the same classroom, then break out into separate rooms for case meetings. STUDENTS CAN REGISTER FOR EITHER INNOCENCE INVESTIGATIONS OR DEATH PENALTY CLINIC, BUT CANNOT REGISTER FOR BOTH DURING A SINGLE SEMESTER. However, students are permitted to take Innocence Investigations and Death Penalty Clinic over different semesters for a total of six substantive credit hours. Please direct any questions to Professor Cassandra Jeu.

Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of Criminal Law and Constitutional Law

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (11/9/2017 9:52:36 AM)

No book required for this course

Materials will be made available via in class and/or via e-mail.