AMST 4051

AMST 4051

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

The death penalty has gotten increased media attention due to high profile death row exonerations, and has long been under siege for other reasons, such as racial disparities in its imposition and the prevalence of very poor representation by defense counsel. This course surveys the legal and social issues that arise in the administration of the death penalty. The reading will be largely comprised of reported death penalty cases, but will be augmented by a variety of other sources, including empirical studies of the death penalty and the litigation experience of the professors. Although the focus will be on capital punishment as practiced in the United States, we will also consider international and comparative perspectives. Guest speakers will provide a range of views, and law students with experience working on capital cases will lead discussion sections.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LAW 4051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20101 AMST 4051   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person