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Summer IV 2023

5303 Criminal Law - KAUFMAN- 12085

Professor(s): Zachary Kaufman (INACTIVE)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Criminal Law 
1st Year - Part-Time

Time: 6:00p-8:45p  MTW  Location: 207 

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

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  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. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (Joshua Dressler & Stephen P. Garvey eds., 8th ed. 2019). Recommended Book: JOSHUA DRESSLER, UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW (8th ed. 2018).

Please be sure to obtain the correct edition and please do so in
hard copy rather than as an electronic book to prevent any problems with accessing it during
the exam if you want to.