Fall 2017 Course Schedule

U.S. Criminal Law (Internationally-trained LLMs only) (LAW-507-001)
Benjamin Miller

Meets: 07:30 PM - 10:20 PM (M) - Warren - Room NT07

Enrolled: 19 / Limit: 40

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Internationally-trained LLMs only. Assessment: Multiple choice in-class midterm exam; Essay questions take-home final exam.


This course will introduce students to the American criminal justice system – from arrest to conviction. The class will begin with areas of American Criminal Law where students will learn what has to be proven to be convicted of various crimes, as well as different defenses available to defendants. We then will move on to American Criminal Procedure, with a focus on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, specifically when police can stop and search and a person’s right to remain silent and right to an attorney. Class discussions will be based on the required text book readings, as well as relevant, current cases and practical, real-world aspects of Criminal Law and Procedure.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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1) Myron Moskovitz, Cases and Problems in Criminal Procedure: The Police (6th Ed), Lexis Nexis 2014 2) Myron Moskovitz, Cases and Problems in Criminal Law (6th Ed), Lexis Nexis 2012 And lastly, also, on the course listing page for Fall 2017, the title of the course should read, "U.S. Criminal law (LLMs only)."

First Class Readings


Myron Moskovitz, Cases and Problems in Criminal Procedure:The Police (6th Ed), Lexis Nexis 2014

Introduction, pp. 1-4, skim 5-13

Mental State, pp. 15-17

Mistake: p. 19, People v. Snyder pp. 24-29

Property Crime:

Larceny: p. 39, People v. Alamo pp. 42-47; People v. Olivo pp. 51-56; People v. Jennings pp. 57-65.

Embezzlement: pp. 69-70; United States v. Titus pp. 72-73; United States v. Whitlock pp. 77-84; United States v. Selwyn pp. 84-87.


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