Law No.: LAW9125
Sched. No.: 114219519
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|Days, Times (Room):||R, 1730-1930 (WB104A)|
F, 0900-1100 (WB104A)
|Capacity:||16 **This information is current as of 04/15/2014 06:14:50 AM**|
|Current Enrollment:||5 **This information is current as of 04/15/2014 06:14:50 AM**|
NOTE: This seminar will meet 12 times on Thursdays (5:30 – 7:30pm) and Fridays (9:00 – 11:00am) on the following dates: January 23; February 6, 7, 20, 21; March 6, 7, 27, 28; April 10, 11, and 24.
The International Criminal Law (“ICL”) Course is taught as a seminar. It will focus on how governments cooperate with each other with respect to law enforcement issues concerning transnational crime and will address the applicability of contemporary international law in the context of investigating and prosecuting violations of national security laws, including terrorism, and using international asset forfeiture. The ICL Course will preliminarily address basic principles of international law and practice pertinent to criminal law (e.g., principles of extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction). In general, seminar discussions will be based on assigned cases and other materials relating to extradition, obtaining evidence from foreign governments (“mutual legal assistance”) and issues arising from certain transnational offenses.
The ICL Course will address the process by which a government requests, by extradition or other means, the return for prosecution of a person charged with terrorism, treason, serious fraud, narcotics and other major offenses, who is believed to be in the requested foreign nation; and how the requested government responds to such a request. Consideration of the mutual legal assistance topic will likewise address the means by which such requests are made and how requested governments consider such requests.
The development, content and interpretation of extradition and mutual legal assistance treaties and other arrangements and the related practices, will be addressed. Also to be considered is the manner by which US requests to foreign governments are prepared and delivered and the process undertaken by foreign governments to respond to US requests. How US authorities implement foreign requests will provide an opportunity to examine this topic from reciprocal and often different perspectives and in the context of constitutional issues.
The seminar is available to 1, 2 and 3Ls and Graduate students; there are no prerequisites. There is no textbook; course materials consist of photocopies of case decisions and other pertinent items and will be distributed in advance of the seminar classes by the Copy Center. Laptops are permitted during classes for taking notes. Generally, cases or topics for class discussion will be pre-assigned for briefing to participants in the seminar on a rotating basis.
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at and full participation in all sessions of this seminar are expected.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination