Criminal Procedure Survey

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 27/50
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TRF
  • 1000-1120
  • SL294
08/26/2021 11/30/2021

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:
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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM