6213 Innocence Investigations - JEU/DOW- 18081
David Dow (FACULTY)
Cassandra Jeu (CLINICAL FACULTY)
Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Constitutional and Criminal Law
Time: 4:00p-6:00p ThLocation: 215 TU2
Course Outline: Innocence Investigations:
Innocence Investigations explores the substantive law, investigative techniques, and post-conviction appellate remedies applicable in non-capital (non-death penalty) cases. Lectures will cover topics such as: Texas criminal statutes, state/federal habeas law, clemency proceedings, investigative techniques, and capital trial strategy.
Although the same substantive material is covered in both Innocence Investigations and Death Penalty Clinic, the classes differ in terms of the type of case work performed by students. In addition to attending lectures, students work on actual criminal cases. Students assess inmates' files to determinne whether they have viable innocence claims; 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 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 one semester, then Death Penalty Clinic some subsequent semester (or vice versa) for a total of four substantive credit hours. Please direct any questions to Professor Cassandra Jeu.
Prerequisites: Yes Completion of Criminal Law and Constitutional Law
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No