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Spring 2017
LAW913  A  CRIMES AT SEA

Course Description
This course will examine the jurisdictional reach of criminal law with a primary focus on narco-trafficking and environmental offenses that occur on the high seas and in foreign waters. Seagoing vessels, much like the people that operate them, have a nationality of their own. Through this course you will understand the basis for and challenges to U.S. prosecution of crimes that occur on these foreign vessels. We will study how conventions, statutes, and regulations work to prosecute international crimes. Students will understand the application of Constitutional rights to criminal procedure on the high seas, the application of multilateral and bilateral agreements to criminal cases, and the government’s authority to prosecute crimes that occur outside its sovereign borders.

Short Course Attendance Policy
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.


Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 03-27-2017 - 04-01-2017  

Dates Day Time Room
03-27-2017 - 03-30-2017   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F200
03-31-2017 - 03-31-2017   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM F200
04-01-2017 - 04-01-2017   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM F200

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: 20% Class participation, 10% Class presentation, 70% Final take home examination
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
New Course
New Professor
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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