Criminal Law II: Advocacy & the Criminal Trial

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(2240J.03)  Course
Justice M. Greene & K. Lau-Po-Hung; Adjunct Professors
3 credit(s)  3 hour(s);
Lectures and discussions
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement

This course bridges the divide between law school and a criminal law practice. Students will receive advanced instruction on a variety of topics at the intersection of criminal procedure and evidence. Students will then learn how to apply these legal principles to a trial.  Students will receive a “disclosure” or “Crown” package as though they are working through a real trial.  Using this material, students will learn how to formulate Notices of Application and Response, how to develop a factual foundation to support or refute a motion, and how best to present the facts on a motion. Class topics will focus on a variety of different motions commonly raised in criminal trials including Charter applications (search and seizure, arbitrary detention, right to counsel motions), applications to lead expert evidence, and similar fact applications.