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Cannabiz: Exploring the “Legalized” Cannabis Industry

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Course Description: This course will be an exploration of the risks inherent in entrepreneurial businesses, and the ways in which entrepreneurs embrace the possibility …


Children & the Law

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This course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children and the competing interests of their parents and the state in a variety of …


Computer Crime and Surveillance Seminar

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Course Description: This course explores the legal and policy issues that judges, legislators, prosecutors and defense counsel confront in response to computer-related crime and …


Criminal Defense Clinic

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This clinic operates as a small law office specializing in criminal defense work. Under faculty supervision, each student represents several defendants charged with misdemeanors …


Criminal Law

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Criminal Law covers the moral and penological principles underlying the definition of crime, such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea, and …


Criminal Law Defenses

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Course Description: This seminar explores the moral underpinnings of, and controversies regarding, criminal law defenses. During the first half of the semester, through substantial …


Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

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This course studies the process of the criminal justice system from after the time of arrest through trial and verdict. Topics covered will include …


Criminal Procedure: Investigation

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This course focuses on the legality of police investigative conduct under the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The course …


Criminal Prosecution Clinic

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Students represent the City of Delaware and the State of Ohio in criminal cases, prosecuting cases as diverse as domestic violence, sexual misconduct, drunk …


Drug Crimes

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Course Description: Almost fifty years ago, President Nixon declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one in America.” In the decades since, the …


Evidence

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This course surveys the law of evidence. Students develop a facility with major evidentiary rules and concepts, based on a study of the Federal …


Federal Death Penalty Seminar

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Course Explorer: This seminar examines many of the substantive and procedural issues that arise in federal habeas corpus cases. It begins with an understanding …


Forensic Mental Health

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Course Description: This course discusses the civil and criminal aspects of mental health case law including involuntary civil commitment, competence to stand trial, and …


International Criminal Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar covers international law as it affects the prosecution of crime. Specific topics include international extradition of suspects (and other forms …


Justice for Children Clinic

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The course examines the substantive and procedural rights of children in a variety of legal contexts. As legal interns certified by the Ohio Supreme …


Law and Social Science

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Course Description: This course introduces students to the use of social science evidence by legal practitioners and courts at all levels. Such evidence is …


Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will examine the social and historical backdrop of intoxicant prohibition, and assess the legal reforms and political debates now surrounding …


Prisons, Police, and Borders Seminar

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Course Description: The course will consider the historical, psycho-social, and legal foundations of prison, police, and borders, and the possibilities for reforms and alternatives. …


Race and Crime Seminar

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This seminar examines questions relating to the myriad ways in which race intersects with the law and with the criminal justice system.


Section 1983: Police Misconduct and Prison Violations Seminar

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Course Description: This course considers the origins, uses, and limits of section 1983 litigation in the contexts of police misconduct and prison violations.


Sentencing Law & Policy

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This course will review traditional theoretical justifications for punishments and examine in depth society’s always-developing approach to the sentencing of criminal offenders.   Experiential …


Sexual Violence Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar examines various theories of sexuality—both cross-sex and same-sex—and how they relate to notions of “sexual violence,” “sexual injury,” and “sexual …


Transitional Justice Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will explore the diverse range of transitional justice mechanisms in post-conflict societies and compare and analyze them in view of various …


Trial Practice

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In this course, students learn basic trial techniques. Students participate in simulated trial problems and proceedings conducted under the supervision of a seasoned trial …


War Crimes Law Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores the lack of “rule of law” and its role in the conflicts in the Balkans, focusing on the history …


White Collar Crime

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This course focuses on the investigation, prosecution and defense of white-collar crimes. Sophisticated criminal offenses often use power, influence or trust for the purpose …