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Course Descriptions

Criminal Procedure (Spring 2019)

  • Course Number: LAW-602
  • Class Number: 03223
  • Instructor: Orin Kerr

Course Description

This is a course about the powers of the police to investigate criminal cases. It focuses on the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Topics covered include searches and seizures, stop and frisk, the warrant requirement and its exceptions, surveillance law, undercover agents, entrapment, the role of the grand jury, the exclusionary rule, the law of interrogations and Miranda rights, the privilege against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel.

 

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Exam: In-class, three-hour, open-book exam consisting of essay and multiple choice questions
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
  • Participation: Required; grades may be adjusted to reflect particularly strong or weak participation