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231 sec. 001 - Criminal Procedure - Investigations (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Andrea Roth  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTuW 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 105
From August 21, 2023
To December 04, 2023

Course Start: August 21, 2023
Course End: December 04, 2023
Class Number: 31586

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 100
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 100
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

The course will examine the law (primarily, but not exclusively, constitutional law) governing criminal investigations. Topics may include: the current structure and function of police, prosecutors and defense lawyers; the right to counsel; search and seizure; use of force; stop and frisk; police interrogation; the privilege against compelled self-incrimination; the exclusionary rule; and grand juries. We will explore public policy and lawyering strategies. We will discuss whether constitutional criminal procedure doctrines help or hinder efforts to regulate police and to check racism and police violence. We will also briefly consider civil rights doctrines, and the efficacy of civil lawsuits in regulating police.

Students are expected to participate in class. Students will be "on call" periodically (with flexibility for those who cannot join on a particular day).

The final will be an open-book in-class exam.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Race and Law Requirement.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

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Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3.5 hours
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Limits on Policing
    Jeffrey Bellin, Adam M. Gershowitz
    ISBN: 9798371880840
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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