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Spring 2017
LAW320  A  SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW

Course Description
This survey course focuses on the general part of criminal law, including principles of criminal liability (such as the requirement of a wrongful act and a culpable mental state) and defenses that justify or excuse acts that are otherwise criminal. We will also cover specific crimes, including homicide.
Throughout the course, we will emphasize statutory construction, learning to recognize the elements required for particular crimes and comparing the Model Penal Code with other statutory schemes. We will also take a close look at some recent statutes, including the use of defensive force (“stand your ground” laws) and the constitutionality of Florida drug laws.


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-17-2017 - 04-25-2017   TR  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F108

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: In-class midterm, comprehensive final exam.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Criminal Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
MBE
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

MAHONEY, MARTHA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mmahoney@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5869
Office: G386