Summer 2021 Course Schedule

Criminal Procedure I (LAW-508-001)
Brent Newton

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:15 PM (TuTh)

Enrolled: 24 / Limit: 65

Administrator Access


All summer 2021 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may decrease.


Pretrial criminal procedure and constitutional limitations on the use of power under the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Topics include arrest; search and seizure; police interrogation, confessions, lineups, and other pretrial identification procedures; use of informants; scope and administration of exclusionary rules; and the rights of indigent defendants to counsel, transcript, and other aids.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Casebook: Chemerinsky & Levenson, Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Aspen 2018, third edition) (paperback). Some supplemental cases are assigned below, and for two classes the instructor will email students reading materials not included in the casebook. There is thus no need to buy the 2021 supplement.

First Class Readings

Casebook (“CB”), pp. 1-30 (skim); pp. 31-59 (read) [read Justice Harlan’s concurring opinion in Katz on pp. 36-37 and Justices Sotomayor and Alito’s concurring opinions in Jones on pp. 42-48]

Also, read the Supreme Court’s syllabi Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206 (2018), and Bond v. United States, 529 U.S. 334 (2000)


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