Advanced Criminal Procedure Seminar

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/13
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

This seminar is primarily a nuts-and-bolts course in the 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. Guest speakers may be 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. Assignments are designed to develop students’ written and oral advocacy skills in criminal litigation. This course is taught by Robert L. Weinberg, a retired founding partner of Williams & Connolly.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Written Pre-Trial Motions, supported by Memoranda of Law, while playing the role of "defense counsel", and written Oppositions to such pretrial motions while playing the role of "prosecuting counsel." Also drafting of an indictment.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: A previous or contemporaneous lecture course in Investigation or Adjudication is recommended, but not required. Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: No Mutual Exclusions
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: Substantial research and written work is required in connection with the written assignments in the course.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
118821354
Law No.
LAW9063
Modified Type
Seminar
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