Summer I 2014
5470 Innocence Investigations - DOW/JEU- 16016
David Dow (FACULTY)
Cassandra Jeu (CLINICAL FACULTY)
Time: 4:00p-5:30p MW Location: 4 BLB
Course Outline: This course explores the substantive law, investigative techniques, and post-conviction appellate remedies applicable in capital (death penalty) and non-capital cases. Lectures will cover topics such as: Texas criminal statutes, state/federal habeas law, clemency proceedings, investigative techniques, and capital trial strategy. In addition to attending lectures, students work on actual cases. For non-capital cases, students investigate inmates’ claims of actual innocence and assist attorneys in providing post-conviction legal assistance once those claims are verified. For capital cases, students investigate claims related to the guilt-innocence and punishment phases of capital murder trials and assist attorneys in investigating and researching legal claims.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: Quota = 20 Break Out Room is BLB -113
Prerequisites: Yes Criminal Law; Constitutional Law
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Course Materials (4/2/2014 9:16:09 AM)
Materials will be made available via in class and/or via e-mail.