Complex Criminal Litigation

This course traces the development of complex federal criminal prosecutions including civil rights, environmental, insider trading, mail fraud, obstruction of justice, political corruption and RICO cases. The prosecutive process will be examined from investigation through appeal, and will include the perspective of the defense bar. Specific topics to be discussed include the respective roles of state and federal prosecutions, covert and overt investigative techniques, cooperating witnesses, joint defense agreements, the grand jury process, charging decisions, pre-trial motion practice, trial tactics, jury selection, effective summation, plea agreements, federal sentencing guidelines, and ethical issues.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? Yes