5303 Criminal Law - KWOK- 14777
David Kwok (FACULTY)
Course Areas: 1st Year - Section B
Time: 9:00a-10:30a MW Location: 240 TUII
Course Outline: This substantive criminal law course aims to provide you with four basic competencies to equip you to practice criminal law, and these skills will serve you well as lawyers in whatever field you may choose. First, the course will familiarize you with blackletter criminal law. A second area of competency this course will provide is the skill of statutory analysis. Third, this course will prepare you to address the most fundamental ethical and philosophical issues regarding the punishment of human beings for wrong doing. A fourth thing this course will do is to introduce you to some of the practice skills you will need to handle criminal law cases as a lawyer.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: (Face-to-Face) The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule: 05/09 9am-12pm
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: No
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA 306:
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)
Course Materials (10/20/2021 4:14:44 PM)
Course Materials: W. David Ball and Michelle Oberman, Criminal Law Casebook (2nd ed.). This casebook is open source and free for online use. Paul Robinson, Criminal Law Case Studies (5th ed.) - ISBN: 9781628101591.
Robinson 5th is required (though 6th edition is published, this course uses 5th).
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