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Criminal Law and Procedure Seminar: Supreme Court 2016 Term
Professor Silas Wasserstrom
J.D. Seminar 1249 | 3 credit hours
There are about a dozen criminal law and criminal procedure cases that the Supreme Court will be hearing and, presumably, deciding, this term. In this upperclass legal writing requirement seminar we will study all — or at least most — of these cases in depth. The readings will focus on briefs and any opinions that the Court may issue during the semester. The class will take an in-depth look at the substantive or procedural criminal law doctrines that these cases involve, whether or not those doctrines are ones that the Supreme Court itself is likely to address.
There are no prerequisites for this seminar. FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class.