Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9063
    Sched. No.: 113820852

Criminal Procedure*
Section 1
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Weinberg, Robert L.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1000-1200 (WB127)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**

Course Description:

This seminar is primarily a nuts-and-bolts course in litigation of criminal cases. It also considers the basic policy issues involved. The seminar aims to develop a working familiarity with the law and procedural rules governing conduct of a criminal case at the trial court level, and their practical and tactical application. Pre-trial and trial stages are covered including: grand jury proceedings, indictments, immunity grants, pre-trial motions, pre-trial discovery, plea bargaining, motions and objections during trial, evidentiary issues arising on direct and cross-examination, post-trial motions, sentencing, and protecting the record for appeal. The seminar is based upon the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and comparable provisions of state jurisdictions, and also covers certain provisions of the Federal Rules of Evidence that have particular pertinence to criminal trials. One or two guest speakers are invited to present different perspectives on criminal litigation. The seminar is intended especially for students who would like to prosecute and/or defend criminal cases—whether of the “white collar” or “no collar” variety.

PREREQUISITE: Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Preparation of pre-trial motions and supporting legal memoranda (on which oral argument will be held); drafting a federal indictment


Prerequisites:Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation recommended, but not required
This course is on the professional skills course list.