Summer II 2014
5297 Criminal Practice - McCONNELL/BRALEY/GALLAGHER- 18693
Ryan McConnell (ADJUNCT)
Tim S. Braley (ADJUNCT)
Edward Gallagher (ADJUNCT)
Course Areas: Procedure and Practice
Time: 6:00p-8:30p TTHLocation: 209 BLB
Course Outline: This is a federal criminal trial practice skills class. Skill sets include opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, impeachment, handling exhibits and demonstrative aids, evidentiary foundations, motion practice, objections, and closing argument.
The class is based on a trial problem that sets forth a hypothetical criminal case. Students are expected to analyze the case, develop prosecution and defense strategies, understand rules of evidence and procedure applicable to federal criminal trials, and either prosecute or defend the case to verdict. The professors will divide each class into a lecture session and skills portion. Students must participate during each session. Final grade will be based, at least in part, upon application of principles discussed during the course and moot trial held before a federal judge at course end. Professors will provide feedback and guidance throughout the process. Attendance and participation will also factor into grading as described in the syllabus.
Course Notes: Quota= 22
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No