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Last updated: 10/25/2007 2:07:16 PM
California Western -- Justin Brooks
Courses Taught - Justin Brooks

California Innocence Project I & II
Comparative & International Criminal Procedure
LL.M. Federal Criminal Practice
LL.M. Federal Sentencing
Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law


CALIFORNIA INNOCENCE PROJECT I & II (PRAC, 5 units each)
The California Innocence Project is a two term course in which law students work alongside practicing criminal defense lawyers to seek the release of wrongfully convicted prisoners in the state of California.  Law students investigate cases where there is strong evidence of innocence, research the law pertaining to the cases, and write briefs and post-conviction petitions.  The course includes two 1 hour classroom sessions each week and the students will receive three credits for each of the two term commitment.  There is no final exam.  Students are graded on the written work they produce in the course.  The project is modeled after The Innocence Project founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufield at Cardozo Law School and works cooperatively with the Cardozo program.   back to top
  
COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Galway Summer Program 2005
This course explores criminal procedure issues from an international perspective. The course commences with a basic overview of Constitutional criminal procedure in the United States focusing on the 4th 5th and 6th Amendments. Extraterritorial application of those rights will then be studied including procedural rights in international courts. Finally, a comparative look at U.S., British, and Irish criminal procedure will complete the course.   back to top
  
LL.M. FEDERAL CRIMINAL PRACTICE (PRAC, 2 units)
This course covers the practical aspects of advocacy in the federal courts.  Topics covered include federal administrative policies, magistrate court practice, bail and detention hearings, federal motions practice, and plea-bargaining.  This course will be conducted in conjunction with the clinical placement and you will either participate in person in the class or via smart-classroom video.   back to top
  
LL.M. FEDERAL SENTENCING (PRAC, 2 units)
This course covers sentencing in the federal courts.  Topics covered include the federal sentencing guidelines, application of the guidelines, sentencing practice, and sentencing motions.   back to top


Full course descriptions are available in PDF format on the J.D. Curriculum page.

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