Selected Topics in Criminal Procedure: Seminar on Federal Criminal Jurisprudence (4660)

The purpose of this course is to survey, in a relaxed and academic manner, the statutes, cases, and ideas that govern the prosecution and defense of federal crimes. The focus of our course will be federal trial and appellate court decisions construing federal criminal statutes. Because of the prominent role of federal agencies, and federal courts (and especially the Supreme Court) in this area of law, we will focus much attention on those resources in addition to reviewing the elements of the statutes. Pay close attention to both the statutes and the opinions of the courts that interpret them, as we will often refer to them in class.

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  • Credits: 1