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GPP III - Criminal Law
This segment of the GPP is taught through the life cycle of a criminal case from the offense and investigation through sentencing. Classes focus on substantive law as related to the case study fact patterns presented. Students act as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Students will present bail hearings and sentencing hearings, and will have two written assignments based on their case files. Most classes will also include discussions of practical ethical issues that arise in criminal cases. Students may expect to develop a solid understanding of how a typical criminal case proceeds. Final grades are based on the two hearings, two written assignments, and class participation.