Spring 2020
5303 Criminal Law - THOMPSON- 12373

Professor(s): Sandra Thompson (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: This substantive criminal law course aims to provide you with four basic competencies to equip you to practice criminal law, and these skills will serve you well as lawyers in whatever field you may choose. First, the course will familiarize you with blackletter criminal law. A second area of competency this course will provide is the skill of statutory analysis. Third, this course will prepare you to address the most fundamental ethical and philosophical issues regarding the punishment of human beings for wrong doing. A fourth thing this course will do is to introduce you to some of the practice skills you will need to handle criminal law cases as a lawyer.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/12/2020

Course Notes:   Criminal Law Reading Supplement


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/01 9am-noon      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (1/13/2020 9:17:23 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Joshua Dressler, Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (7th edition) and One photocopied packet: Criminal Law Readings.

Note: The book entitled “Understanding Criminal Law” by Dressler is a supplementary aid that may be helpful. A copy is in the library on reserve.