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Summer I 2020
5470 Innocence Investigations - DOW/JEU- 13715

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

Credits: 4

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

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