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Spring 2015
6213 Innocence Investigations - JEU/DOW- 12428

Professor(s): David Dow (FACULTY)
Cassandra Jeu (CLINICAL FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 
Constitutional and Criminal Law

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  THLocation:  

Course Outline: Innocence Investigations 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. Students investigate inmates’ claims of actual innocence and assist attorneys in providing post-conviction legal assistance once those claims are verified.

NO BOOK FOR THIS COURSE.

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Course Notes: Quota = 20   Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Investigations meet in the same classroom. STUDENTS CAN REGISTER FOR EITHER INNOCENCE INVESTIGATIONS OR DEATH PENALTY CLINIC, BUT CANNOT REGISTER FOR BOTH DURING A SINGLE SEMESTER. However, students are permitted to take Innocence Investigations one semester, then Death Penalty Clinic some subsequent semester (or vice versa) for a total of four substantive credit hours. Please direct any questions to Professor Cassandra Jeu.

Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of Criminal Law and Constitutional Law

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No