Seminar - 3 hours. This seminar explores the ways political units in different countries attempt to maintain social order and advance criminal justice. Students examine the people, policies, and institutions responsible for adjudicating alleged criminal law violations around the globe. They also learn about how rules of professional responsibility and legal ethics guide the behavior of the institutional actors who participate in these criminal processes. Students will engage in research, practice formal presentation skills before their classmates, and produce a publishable final written project. Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility are recommended but are not required.
Prerequisite: Law 227A Criminal Procedure, Law 219 Evidence, and Law 258 Professional Responsibility are recommended but are not required
Final Assessment: Paper
Grading Mode: Letter Grading
Graduation Requirements: May satisfy Advanced Writing Requirement with instructor's permission