Advanced Crimes and Defenses (JAG) (SC)

Section 3, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/3
Credits: 1

Course Description

This elective focuses on crimes and defenses commonly faced by military justice practitioner. Designed with the Chief of Justice (or service equivalent) or Senior Defense Counsel in mind, students will discuss current trends and new developments in common military crimes and defenses, and develop/analyze charging and defense philosophies. This elective will assist practitioners with crafting a case theory, drafting appropriate charges, identifying and formulating defenses and potential motions, as well as assessing and mentoring these skills in subordinates. This elective is broadly structured for both experienced advocates seeking a more advanced understanding as well as those seeking a refresher in this area of the law. Students should gain an understanding of not only how to prepare charges and formulate defenses, but also be able to explain why they decided on a particular approach.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Grades are based, in part, on a written submission and participation in class discussions and in-class case briefings.

Other Work
Grades are based, in part, on participation in class discussions and in-class case briefings.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: The instructors for this course are MAJ Nicholson and Lt.Col. Douvas. 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.

General Information

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