LAW 7815

LAW 7815

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Death penalty litigation: investigation and the preparation of petitions, memoranda, and briefs. This course is taught as a clinic. Two or possibly three capital cases are worked on by students. Case selection depends on both pedagogical factors and litigation needs of the inmates. Students read the record and research legal issues. Some students are involved in investigation, while others assist in the preparation of papers. All students are included in discussions regarding the necessary investigation, research, and strategy for the cases.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and the Capital Punishment Seminar are preferred but not required.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the skills requirement.

Comments This course may require off premises travel. The Cornell Death Penalty Project will reimburse students for reasonable travel expenses.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18068 LAW 7815   CLN 301