Rights of the Accused (JAG) (SC)

Section 2, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/4
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • F
  • 1040-1230
  • JAG
01/29/2021 03/05/2021

Course Description

This elective examines the rights afforded to the accused under the Constitution, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the Rules for Courts-Martial. Topics covered includes: the privilege against self-incrimination, search and seizure rights, the right to counsel, confrontation, discovery, and other rights afforded to an accused. Grades are based on classroom participation and a 5-7 page thought paper. Classes will be conducted in a seminar format. Although this elective is structured from a defense perspective, it is designed for both experienced advocates seeking a more advanced understanding as well as those seeking a refresher in this area of the law. The readings will consist of relevant cases and law review articles on topic.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a 5-7 page thought paper.

Other Work
Grades will be based, in part, on class participation.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources:
Course Notes: The instructors for this course are MAJ Beske and MAJ Broussard. This course meets at the JAG School during their 3rd Quarter, January 19- March 12, 2021. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request form to the Student Records Office. NOTE: due to weather, holidays, military scheduling, etc., classes at the JAG School may require rescheduling. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: SRO will collect enrollment requests starting at an announced time in the fall term. Enrollment is subject to approval by the JAG School.

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, February 26, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, March 14, 11:59 PM