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231.51 sec. 001 - People, Prisons and the Pandemic (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Charles D. Weisselberg  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 21, 2021
To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 21, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 32646

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

This seminar will focus upon the plight and treatment of individuals detained in prisons, jails and detention centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential topics may include COVID-19 and public health, and efforts by detainees, advocates, judges and officials to address the crisis, including through litigation, legislation, early release (such as parole, compassionate release, and home confinement), non-prosecution or diversion, bail, and implementing safety measures and medical care within institutions. We will adjust the course topics in light of conditions in Spring 2021.

This is an Option 1 course with a paper of 12-18 pages. First drafts of the papers are due March 18. Final papers will be due May 10. Students will be encouraged to use their papers to explore any related topic that most interests them.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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