Fact Investigation I



SLN #: 78960
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 024
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bartels

Course Description:
I will focus on the lawyering task that is the key to most civil and criminal cases. Topics will include finding people and things; interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects; accident/crime scene investigation; eye-witness identifications; working with investigators and experts; and ethical and other legal constraints. Class sessions will be a mixture of polite Socratic dialogue, simulations, and guest speakers; and each student will do one witness interview outside of class. (Fact Investigation II, which will be offered in the Spring 2013 Semester, will provide an optional opportunity for more intensive work on interviewing skills.)

Grades will be based on class participation and a short final examination.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Approximately 50% of grade
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard