Criminal Procedure: LLM

B604 is taught by G Goodwin

This is a constitutional law course designed to explore the constraints on state and federal law enforcement officers as they pursue criminal investigations. Though emphasizing the Fourth Amendment, including treatment of GPS, smart phone and DNA technology, the course also reviews the impact of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. The course makes a practical assessment of how lower courts, the police and others in law enforcement actually use the criminal procedure rules. Areas to be covered include (but are not limited to): searches and seizures of persons and property, stop and frisk, arrest, profiling, the exclusionary rule, roadblocks, confessions, wiretapping, and police interrogations/videotaping.

Additional course requirements for LLM students: This co-taught course is designed to give LLM students practice and experience with U.S. legal writing. During the semester, students will work on writing skills and strategies, and students will have the opportunity to hone their skills in preparation for final exams and for taking a bar exam. Each week students will complete timed writing assignments based on the substantive area of Criminal Procedure taught by Professor Morrison. Final grades will be based on the weekly (and other) assignments completed over the semester; no final exam will be given.