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231 sec. 001 - Criminal Procedure - Investigations (Fall 2024)

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


MTuTh 10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Location: Law 100
From August 19, 2024
To December 02, 2024

Course Start: August 19, 2024
Course End: December 02, 2024
Class Number: 31716

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 81
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 110
As of: 07/16 11:57 PM

The course will examine criminal investigations and the constitutional law relating to police officers and lawyers. Topics 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 a closed-book in-class exam. There will also be several required open-book on-line quizzes during the semester.

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.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Kamisar, Lafave, and Israel's Criminal Procedure: Investigation
    Nancy King, Orin Kerr, Eve Primus
    Edition: 16th ed. 2023
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9798887862224
    e-Book Available: Unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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