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Spring 2015
5297 Criminal Practice - BRALEY-

Professor(s): Tim S.  Braley (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 
Constitutional and Criminal Law

Time: CANCELLED  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 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.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:      

This course will have:
Exam: YES
Paper:

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