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LAW 0932: Criminal Procedure II
Spring 2021 • Section 01 • CRN 25327

Course Description

Criminal Procedure II covers the main pretrial stages of criminal proceedings in felony cases: prosecution charging decisions; bail and other forms of pretrial release or detention; preliminary hearings; indicting and investigating grand jury proceedings; joinder and severance of defendants and offenses for trial; double jeopardy; speedy trial; pretrial discovery; prosecution disclosure and preservation of exculpatory evidence; guilty pleas and plea bargaining. The course deals with more day-to-day, "practical" procedure than Criminal Procedure I. The legal materials include rules of procedure and statutes, as well as some constitutional provisions. The class involves traditional case analysis (mainly U.S. Supreme Court cases) but also includes a series of role-play simulations, with each student (in pairs) participating in 3-4 simulated pretrial proceedings, serving as judges, attorneys, and witnesses. Each student will also write 3, 10-15 page papers, with at least 2 being trial court advocacy memoranda in support of or in opposition to pretrial motions.


Day/Time Location
T 6:00-7:15 PM Online Meeting
Th 7:30-8:45 PM Online Meeting

Course Details

  • James Shellenberger
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Please note you must have previously enrolled in Criminal Procedure, or enroll in Criminal Procedure concurrently, in order to take Crim. Pro. II.


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

  • LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)

Book List/Materials