Fact Investigation



SLN #: 73093
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bartels

Course Description:
Investigating the "facts" is the lawyering task that is the key to almost all civil and criminal cases. Fact Investigation I will focus on the aspect of that task that usually is most important: witnesses. Specific topics will include finding and interviewing witnesses; interrogating suspects; eye-witness identification; working with investigators; and ethical and other legal constraints. Class sessions will be a mixture of polite Socratic dialogue, simulations, and guest speakers; and each student will conduct at least two individual witness interviews outside of class. Grades will be based on class participation, the individual witness interviews, and a final examination.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Approximately 50% (including simulated interviews/
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Excused absences only
Online Course Site: Blackboard