Criminal Practice   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 679 - Criminal Practice

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): LAW 562 - Criminal Procedure  

This course is designed to provide a working familiarity with the procedural rules governing conduct of a criminal case at the trial court and appeal levels, and the practical operation and tactical consideration of the rules. Course includes specific topics such as discovery, grand jury selection, jurisdiction, venue, guilty pleas, preliminary hearings, and post-conviction procedures. Course includes argument and preparation of motions and participation in exercises involving criminal trial issues. This course is intended to provide a practical background for those students who are interested in the prosecution and/or defense of criminal felonies.