Criminal Procedure Seminar

Section 1, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar is primarily a nuts-and-bolts course in 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. One or two guest speakers are 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. 

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): None
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Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation recommended, but not required Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
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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.

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