Summer I 2022
5470 Innocence Investigations - DOW/JEU- 11141
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: 117 TUII
Course Outline: 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: (Face-to-Face) The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.
Quota = 8
Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Investigations meet in 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 Completion or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: clinic
Bar Course: No
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)
Course Materials (3/14/2022 11:06:48 AM)
Class and case materials will be made available in class or online via email and/or Dropbox
4104 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77204-6060
713-743-2094 Legal Clinics