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This course provides an intensive introduction to the real world of criminal law practice. A Drake Law professor will be the primary instructor, but prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers will also provide instruction and will be integral to the course. The course will focus on: the kinds of charges young lawyers most often prosecute or defend—assaults, driving while intoxicated, drug and weapons possession, criminal mischief, theft, etc.—as well as common defenses to those charges; sentencing, appeals, and post-conviction remedies; ethics issues particular to criminal cases; the nuts-and-bolts job duties and business practices of criminal law practitioners; step-by-step analysis of the process of a case through the criminal justice system from both the prosecutorial and defense standpoints; systemic issues such as gang-related crime and white collar crime; and other practical matters as deemed appropriate by the instructors

Last Modified: 3/5/2015 3:00:00 PM by Lori Richman