Plea Bargaining

SLN #: 95550
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: A01
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Rael
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Course Description:
This class will meet from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesdays beginning August 25. The last class will be Wednesday, September 29. The final exam will be administered at 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 6.

"Plea Bargaining" is a hands-on, practical course designed to enrich students' understanding of how defenders and prosecutors negotiate guilty pleas in criminal cases. Because most criminal convictions are the result of plea bargaining, it is an essential skill for anyone looking to practice criminal law. We will explore guilty plea jurisprudence, client-centered representation, victims' rights, the ethics of plea bargaining, collateral consequences of guilty pleas, and best practices for working with clients and opposing counsel. We will also discuss negotiation theory in the context of criminal practice and simulate the pre-trial processes necessary to reach a plea agreement.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.