About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- PROGRESSIVE DEGREE CANDIDATES
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Criminal Procedure (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-602
- Class Number: 03223
- Instructor: Orin Kerr
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.
- 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
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