5297 Criminal Practice - BRALEY- 22576
Tim S. Braley (ADJUNCT)
Course Areas: Procedure and Practice
Constitutional and Criminal Law
Time: INTERSESSION Location:
Course Outline: This is a federal criminal trial practice skills class. Skill sets include opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, impeachment, handling exhibits and demonstrative aids, evidentiary foundations, motion practice, objections, and closing argument.
The class is based on a trial problem that sets forth a hypothetical criminal case. Students are expected to analyze the case, develop prosecution and defense strategies, understand rules of evidence and procedure applicable to federal criminal trials, and either prosecute or defend the case to verdict. The professors will divide each class into a lecture session and skills portion. Students must participate during each session. Final grade will be based, at least in part, upon application of principles discussed during the course and moot trial held before a federal judge at course end. Professors will provide feedback and guidance throughout the process. Attendance and participation will also factor into grading as described in the syllabus.
Course Notes: Quota= 22
This class will meet on January 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14, 2015 from 9 AM to 12 PM with 5 minute breaks each day. No class will be held on January 15, 2015. The final exam will be on Friday January 16, 2015 from 9 AM to 12 PM.
The Final grade will be based on the multiple choice final exam and class participation.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule: 01/16/15 9am-12pm
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No