Fall 2013 Course Schedule

Criminal Procedure I (LAW-508-001)

Meets: 01:30 PM - 02:50 PM (TTH) - Room 503

Enrolled: 58 / Limit: 60

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This course focuses on criminal procedure, with a particular attention to the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution. We will address an exciting and provocative set of issues dealing with fundamental questions about government power, individual liberty, and the appropriate balance between the two. Specifically, we will examine the constitutional rules and standards dealing with the investigation of crime, and, in so doing, consider how effectively these rules and standards protect the sometimes competing values of liberty, crime-control, justice and equality.

Students also will have the opportunity to attend a moot argument in a criminal procedure case scheduled for U.S. Supreme Court this term, participate in a police ride-along, and/or attend an arraignment or motion hearing in D.C. Superior Court. Details will be provided separately.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Title: Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Right to Counsel
Author: Allen, Stuntz et al.
Publisher/Ed: Wolters Kluwer (2nd Ed. 2011)
ISBN: 9780735587809

Title: Supplement, Comprehensive Criminal Procedure
Author: Allen, Stuntz et al.
Publisher/Ed: Wolters Kluwer (2013)
ISBN: 9781454828211

First Class Readings

Casebook (CB): 26-­?27 (Packer); 81-­?87, 97-­?102 (through note 1)
Additional reading material posted to MyWCL.


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