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Summer IV 2020
5303 Criminal Law - KAUFMAN- 15849

Professor(s): Zachary Kaufman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Criminal Law 

Time: 6:00P-8:45P  MTW  Location:  

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course may be delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction.

This substantive criminal law course aims to provide you with four basic competencies to equip you to practice criminal law, and these skills will serve you well as lawyers in whatever field you may choose. First, the course will familiarize you with blackletter criminal law. A second area of competency this course will provide is the skill of statutory analysis. Third, this course will prepare you to address the most fundamental ethical and philosophical issues regarding the punishment of human beings for wrong doing. A fourth thing this course will do is to introduce you to some of the practice skills you will need to handle criminal law cases as a lawyer.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 08/05 6-9pm      

This course will have:
Exam: YES

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (3/31/2020 4:40:51 PM)

Book(s) Required

The required one: Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (Joshua Dressler & Stephen P. Garvey eds., 8th ed. 2019). ISBN: 978-1683288220. Please make sure that the bookstore orders the correct edition (8th edition).

The recommended one: Joshua Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law (8th ed. 2018). ISBN: 978-1531007911.