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Fall 2023
5326 Criminal Procedure - BREGANT- 17119

Professor(s): Jessica Bregant (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Criminal Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 310 

Course Outline: This constitutional law course involves the police investigation of criminal activities. Topics include the rules governing search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment, confessions under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, the role of the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments with respect to the foregoing, and the remedy of exclusion for constitutional violations.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, 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.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/6 9am-12pm  210    

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Critical (MBE & MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Criminal Procedure: Investigation (3rd Edition), by Cynthia Lee and L. Song Richardson (ISBN: 9781647086190).

This textbook is half of a larger volume, Criminal Procedure (3rd Edition) (ISBN: 9781647086183) that I usually list as a recommended text. Students are welcome to use either version, and they do not need both.

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