Law 795:  Criminal Practice Ethics

This course introduces ethical considerations of both prosecutors and defense attorneys in the practice of criminal law.  Topics addressed include, but are not limited to: the unique obligation of a prosecutor to seek justice; attorney-client privilege and the crime-fraud exception; discovery issues, including Brady and Giglio obligations; defense counsel conflicts of interest; covert investigations and contact with represented parties; pretrial publicity and social media; and guilty pleas.

  • This course is eligible to satisfy the Professional Responsibility and Ethics course requirement for graduation.

Prerequisites: It is expected that all students enrolled will have successfully completed the first year Criminal Law course.

Evaluation: Course grades will be based on an equal combination of a final examination and a presentation.

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