899 Criminal Practice Skills (3)

Criminal Practice Skills teaches the fundamental skills utilized in criminal proceedings including: pre-charge investigation; charging decisions; pleadings in criminal cases; discovery; interaction with defendants, their families, and victims; interviewing witnesses; motion practice; plea negotiations; development of case theory and trial strategies; sentencing; and post-trial matters. Students will engage in “on-your feet” exercises and draft litigation documents, such as charging documents and pre-trial motions. Emphasis will be given to ethics and professional responsibility of attorneys involved in criminal practice.

It is highly recommended that students have taken (or be concurrently enrolled in) Evidence and at least one of the two Criminal Procedure courses.

Enrollment is limited to 16 students.