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Criminal Law I

NOTE: This course has two different course descriptions. Make sure you read the correct one for the section in which you wish to register.

Criminal Law I - Professor Susan Mandiberg

  • Course Number: LAW-148
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: 40
  • Description: An introduction to the general principles of substantive criminal law - what the government must prove before it can take away an individual’s liberty. Included are general topics such as the nature of criminal acts, mental state, defenses, attempts, conspiracy and accomplice liability.

    The course will also focus on some specific crimes such as homicide. Substantive criminal law is a basic law school course and is covered on all bar exams.

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Computer-graded midterm; final exam; short written assignments; class participation (including in-class and out-of-class exercises)
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no

Criminal Law I - Professor John Parry

  • Course Number: LAW-148
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: 40

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the general principles of substantive criminal law - what the government
    must prove before it can take away an individual’s liberty. Included are general topics such as the nature of criminal acts, mental state, defenses, attempts, conspiracy and accomplice liability, and
    specific crimes such as homicide. Substantive criminal law is a basic law school course and is covered on all bar exams. For this online summer session class, roughly one-third of the class sessions will be asynchronous recorded lectures, and the rest of the class sessions will be live on Zoom.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: A series of short quizzes (20%), 2 practice problems (2%), final exam (60%)
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no