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235 sec. 1 - Lies and the Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: David A. Sklansky  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Sanford H. Kadish  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 12

Course Start: January 11, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 51248

This course will explore lies and how they are treated by the law.
Topics will include why and when lying is wrong, when lying is
criminal and when it should be criminal, prosecutions for perjury and
false statements, lies by the police in undercover investigations and
in interrogations, lies in commercial transactions, and the tension
between the lawyer's duty of candor and the lawyer's duties of loyalty
and confidentiality. Grades will be based on class participation and
on weekly response papers.

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
Law and Society
Legal Theory and History
Public Law and Policy

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