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LAW 1027: Innocence and Wrongful Convictions
Fall 2019 • Section 51 • CRN 27705

Course Description

This seminar provides students with an overview of the issues and case law related to wrongful convictions. Students should gain an understanding of this dynamic and quickly growing area of law. The course will track a case in litigation with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project involving a person convicted of a crime he or she did not commit as a means of understanding how innocent people are convicted and why it is so difficult to exonerate them.


Schedule

Day/Time Location
W 5:30-7:20 PM Klein 1B

Course Details

Instructor
  • Marissa Boyers-Bluestine
Credit Hours

3 Credits

Seats/Capacity

18

Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality

Classroom

Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research

Registration Info

Pre-Requisites

You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)
  • LAW 0532 (Criminal Procedure I)

Book List/Materials