Summer I 2020
5470 Innocence Investigations - DOW/JEU- 13715
David Dow (FACULTY)
Cassandra Jeu (CLINICAL FACULTY)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Constitutional and Criminal Law
Time: 4:00p-5:30p MW 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 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.
NO BOOK FOR THIS COURSE.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: Quota = 20 Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Investigations meeting the same classroom. 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, then Death Penalty Clinic some subsequent semester (or vice versa) for a total of six substantive credit hours. Please direct any questions to Professor Cassandra Jeu."
Prerequisites: Yes Criminal Law; Constitutional Law
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: clinic
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA 306:
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