Day One Criminal Practice Lab | L4708

This professional skills course provides the fundamental skills students need to practice law on day one of their legal career in the CRIMINAL LAW arena. This course uses a faux case through the major stages of a criminal case: Defendant (Client) Interview; Victim Interview; Retainer Issues; Charging (Summons & Complaint); Jury Instructions; Docket Management; Bond Issues; Arraignment; Grand Juries; Misdemeanors and Felonies; Investigators; Rule 16 Discovery; Plea Considerations; Protective Orders; Restitution; Ethical Obligations of Prosecution & Defense Counsel; Motion to Suppress & Hearings; Witness & Victim Prep; Sentencing Issues; Post-Trial Issues. The overall purpose of this course is for students to see the big picture -- to see all of the major components of a case as they develop from crime to the eve of the first day of trial. Classes are held at the law school and the major state district courthouses.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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