Fall 2014
5350 Criminal Procedure: The Adjudication Process - McCONNELL- 21266

Professor(s): Ryan  McConnell (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 7:30a-9:00a  MWLocation: 3  BLB

Course Outline: This course focuses on the constitutional and procedural rules applicable in criminal prosecutions from arrest to sentencing/appeal. The course will cover the charging process (for both individuals and corporate entities), drafting Indictments, grand jury practice/secrecy, bail/detention, discovery (including Brady/Giglio), speedy trial issues, guilty pleas, trial practice/procedure, guideline sentencing/variances, and appeals. The course will also cover the DOJ policies applicable from charging to sentencing found in the United States Attorney’s Manual and other public materials. There will be guest speakers on selected topics including judges and practitioners. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of criminal procedure and perspective on how the rules work in practice. This class is separate from Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process – the two courses are not sequential in nature and neither course is a prerequisite for the other course. They may be taken separately or at the same time.


The professor will make a course packet that will include cases, statutes, U.S. Justice Department Guidance, and additional reading. No textbook purchase is required.

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/10/14 9am-noon  3 BLB    

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

Course Materials (4/8/2014 9:01:39 AM)

No book required for this course