Federal Criminal Practice (2) This course is an in-depth examination of all stages of a federal criminal prosecution, commencing with the decision to charge, and continuing through trail and sentencing. Subjects will include the Bail Reform Act of 1984, investigative techniques, motions to suppress, immunity, privileges, trial techniques, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Strategic decisions involving pre-trial procedings, trials, and sentencings will be addressed via presentations by experienced judges, practitioners, and other participants in the process. The goal of the course is to provide students with practical advice and insightful tops regarding every aspect of federal criminal litigation.
Effective: Summer 2013
Advanced Criminal Procedure (3) This course examines the constitutional, statutory and rule-based issues that arise in the formal processing of a criminal case. Subject include the decision to charge, prosecutorial discretion, grand jury and preliminary hearing, joinder and severance, bail and pretrial release, discovery, plea bargarining and guilty pleas, speedy trial, jury composition and selection, pre-trial publicity, confrontation, cross-examination and the privilege against self-incrimination.
Effective: Fall 2012
International Criminal Law (3) A study of the principles, history, procedures and substance of international criminal law.
Effective: Summer 2005
Juvenile Law (2) This course examines the legal position of the child in society and the extent to which the child may be legally controlled by parent(s) or state. Subject matters include the right of the child to control reproductive decision- making, child support and paternity issues, child pornography and minors' access to pornography, child abuse and neglect, foster care, termination of parental rights, adoption, medical treatment of juveniles, and medical experimentation on juveniles. The course also examines the delinquency jurisdiction of juvenile court, the constitutional protections afforded the child accused of criminal activity, adjudications of delinquency, punishment or placement of the child in the dispositional phase of juvenile proceedings, and treatment of the child as an adult offender.
Effective: Spring 2012
Criminal Procedure (3) Criminal Procedure introduces students to constitutional analysis by examining key provisions of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments as they apply to policy investigations, interrogation and the circumstances in which indigent defendants are guaranteed the assistance of counsel.
Effective: Fall 2015
Pennsylvania Criminal Law Practice (2) This course is a step-by-step analysis of the procedure, planning, tactics, and strategy in defending and prosecuting a criminal case in Pennsylvania from pre-arrest through appeal. Special emphasis is placed on all aspects of the procedure and law relating to the suppression of evidence.
Effective: Fall 1998
Post-Conviction Process (3) This is a study of guilty pleas and sentencing alternatives, post-conviction remedies, parole, probation, commutation, and pardon. The course will also examine the law of corrections and prisoners' rights.
Effective: Spring 2013
Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Summer 2008
White-Collar Crime (3) This course will cover the substantive law and procedures of major white- collar crimes, including conspiracy, fraud, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law (RICO), money laundering, public corruption, and economic crimes. It will also examine their civil counterparts and civil and administrative consequences and analyze the theory and policies of these hybrid criminal statutes. Finally, the class will learn and practice skills associated with white-collar crime cases, for example, investigative techniques, negotiation, and development of effective theories of the case.
Effective: Fall 1998
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