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Criminal Litigation Drafting

This class covers the essential drafting challenges in criminal litigation, from a simple criminal complaint through investigation and on to trial.  The course works with one fact pattern throughout the semester and uses a method that is interactive and open-ended.  Each student runs his or her own case based on the fact pattern and drafts the various documents required at each step.  With the assistance of current and former prosecutors as guest speakers, the class explores the fundamentals of a safe, persuasive drafting practice from the perspectives of both defense and government.  3 credits.