Discussion (1L): Criminal Legal Histories

Past Offerings

Discussion (1L): Criminal Legal Histories (240D): This seminar will trace the roots of four critical aspects of the American criminal justice system: jury independence and the power of jurors to render verdicts according to conscience; plea bargaining and the progressive marginalization of juries; penitentiaries and the displacement of other forms of punishment; and the criminalization of recreational drugs. Though modern criminal justice policy will inform our conversation, the readings will be historical with an emphasis on primary source documents. We will examine the forces driving legal evolution and the historian's tools in mapping those forces. This discussion seminar will meet four times during the Fall quarter. You will be notified of the meeting times by the instructor. Specific dates, time, and location will also be listed in "Notes" below. Elements used in grading: Attendance and class participation.


Discussion (1L): Criminal Legal Histories | LAW 240D Section 01 Class #32227

  • 1 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2019-2020 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L: Mandatory (First-Year Required Course)
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

Notes: This class will meet 7-9pm on 9/25, 10/9, 10/30, & 11/13. Meets at the Law School, Dean's Conference Room.

  • 2019-2020 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
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