Criminal Law (Advanced) | L4018
This course will examine actual criminal cases from around the world and the application of the law at the time and place of the crime. The students will then compare this to the law today in the same jurisdiction and the Model Penal Code as applied to the same facts. This course will also review current Colorado Law as it relates to liability and punishment based on the same fact pattern. The course will encourage analysis of what the law is and should be, and the aftermath of each case will lead to discussion about what actually happened to the defendant and why. This course is designed to take the knowledge gained in the student's study of Criminal Law and apply that background to better understanding real life situations faced by the courts and counsel. The course will review the cases from a historical background to include charging, trial and outcome. Students will be required to argue positions from both the prosecution and defense side of each case. Finally the students will review what the jury and judges did in each case.
Prerequisites: Criminal Law
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)