Summer 2012 Section 001
Law 265: Prosecuting Terrorism and Cases Involving National Security

Schedule: Eve Class
Instructor(s): Shannon, Steve , Fitzpatrick, Dennis
Credit Hours: 3
CRN: 41904
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 332
Time: 6:00pm-8:40pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Notes:
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 07-13-2012 6:00pm
Prerequisites:
Criminal Law Criminal Law is a prerequisite for this course, and Criminal Procedure is suggested but not required.
General Description: This course is divided into three areas. First, the course analyzes the body of substantive criminal statutes addressing acts of terrorism and protecting the nation’s security. Case studies are used to provide appropriate context. Second, the course analyzes statutes pertaining to national security investigations, provides case studies, and discusses challenging evidentiary issues in national security cases. Third, the course focuses on actual prosecutions. Some concepts, such as the government’s obligation to turn over exculpatory evidence and sentencing-related issues, are generally applicable throughout the criminal justice system. Others, such as the use of classified information, are unique to national security law. Both areas are discussed in detail. Criminal Law is a prerequisite for this course, and Criminal Procedure is suggested but not required.