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Capital Punishment

About this Course

This seminar examines capital punishment as a legal process, using interdisciplinary materials and theory, litigation documents including briefs and recordings of oral arguments, and appellate opinions.   The seminar also employs written narratives, movies and popular culture images and artifacts to explore this subject matter.

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Criminal Law