Criminal Procedure Survey (Hybrid Class)

Section 1SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 20/35
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1700-1850
  • WB152
01/26/2021 04/29/2021

Course Description

In this course, we will explore the constitutional rules that constrain executive actors when they investigate crime and prosecute criminal defendants. Specifically, we study the degree to which the Fourth and Fifth Amendment limit police investigations and the ways in which constitutional guarantees of due process, equal protection, and trial by jury affect criminal prosecutions.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Criminal Adjudication (7018), Criminal Investigation (7019)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This course is intended for students who do not expect to practice criminal law and who seek a brief overview of criminal procedure. Students with a particular interest in the subject matter of either Criminal Investigation or Criminal Adjudication should take one or both of those courses. Those planning to practice criminal law or who have a significant interest in the field should take both the Investigation and Adjudication courses, which together provide a more in-depth study of criminal procedure. Students who take this course may NOT also take either Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 02, 11:59 PM