Spring 2020
6374 Texas Criminal Appellate Procedure - ROE- 22075

Professor(s): Carmen Roe (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 
Procedure and Practice

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 111  TUII

Course Outline: This upper-level class will focus on state criminal appellate procedure, with
emphasis placed on the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure and, where applicable
to state appellate practice, the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. The general
approach of this course will be twofold: 1) to examine case law interpretation of
the procedural rules that govern post-judgment criminal procedure in Texas, from
motions for new trial through state post-conviction writs of habeas corpus; and 2)
to discuss the most common substantive issues which arise in appellate
proceedings in state courts, including claims of ineffective assistance of trial
counsel, sufficiency of the evidence, appellate review of jury charge error, Brady
violations and actual innocence claims.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=15. The primary reading material in the course will be written material provided by the instructor regarding Texas criminal appellate practice.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/21/2019 11:46:21 AM)

Book(s) Required

Myron Moskovitz, Winning an Appeal