Rights of the Accused (JAG)(SC)

Section 2, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/5
Credits: 1

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. 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/or law review articles on each topic. The motions hearings are a good opportunity for students to get on their feet and gain practical, in-court experience.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Simulated motions hearings.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Concurrencies: No Concurrencies
Mutually Exclusive With: No Mutually Exclusives
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Grades are based on classroom participation and graded performance in simulated motions hearings. This course meets at the JAG School during their 2nd Quarter, October 15th - December 6th, 2018. 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. The instructor for this course is MAJ Catto.

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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