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Federal Criminal Pretrial

Federal Criminal Pretrial Simulation LAW 684B; 4 Credits

In the modern Federal judicial system, fewer than 2% of all Federal criminal cases are tried to verdict. New attorneys may very well practice law for several years without confronting the many challenges posed by criminal defense and the professionally competent representation of clients within the Federal system. “Federal Criminal Pretrial Simulation” will prepare students with the theoretical knowledge and practical competence to properly handle Federal criminal cases. The course will be structured as a weekly three-hour simulation. The first 60 minutes will be devoted to lecture and discussion of the day's topic with reference to noted and controlling case law, and then 120 minutes will be devoted to critiqued student simulations of the discussed procedures.

Prerequisites: Evidence, Criminal Procedure (Investigations). Permission of the instruction after application and interview.