Special Topics in Physical and Sexual Abuse Cases (JAG)(SC)

Section 2, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/5
Credits: 1

Course Description

This elective explores the preparation, investigation, presentation, and defense of adult and child sexual and physical abuse.  However it is not a trial advocacy course. Topics will include: offender and victim behavior; interviews of victims and witnesses; defense of sexual assault cases; use of experts; and a university response to sexual assault reports. Grades are based on classroom participation, a written paper and an oral presentation of that paper. Guest speakers encompassing an integral part of the class will offer their own approaches and perspectives on handling sexual assault issues within their various disciplines.  Reading material will cover both theoretical and practical applications.  The class is accessible to all students, but presumes a base level of criminal law knowledge.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): TBD

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: This elective is open to 2L and 3L students who have taken Criminal Law or have equivalent experience. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Grades are based on classroom participation, a written paper and an oral presentation of that paper. This course meets at the JAG School during their 2nd quarter, October 17 - December 18, 2016.  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 attend the first class session. The instructor for this course is Ms. Sudendorf.

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.

General Information

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