LAW 7232

LAW 7232

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This seminar explores the role of government lawyers and defense counsel in complex investigations and prosecutions, including white collar criminal cases and matters involving terrorism. We will examine relatively recent cases and proceedings, including, for example: the disbarment of Michael Nifong, prosecutor of the Duke Lacrosse team members; cases and guidelines regarding disclosure in criminal cases; cases against criminal defense attorneys Lynne Stewart, Robert Simels and Arienne Irving; the KPMG case (United States v. Stein) and issues relating to deferred prosecutions. We will also address the role of government lawyers in advising on the treatment of detained persons during interrogation. In doing so, we will read declassified memoranda and reports written by and about lawyers from the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice on the use of torture in investigations conducted as part of the war on terrorism.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Limited enrollment.

Satisfies Requirement The course satisfies the professional responsibility requirement. In addition, the course can be used to satisfy the writing requirement or the skills requirement, but not both.

Comments Attendance mandatory at the first class session.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18708 LAW 7232   SEM 101