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Spring 2018
LAW320  R  SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW

Course Description
THIS SECTION IS ONLY FOR 1L STUDENTS. 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. We will take a particularly close look at issues of strict liability in criminal law, recent statutes and cases on possession of controlled substances, and the use of defensive force including “stand your ground” laws.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Midterm (approximately 15%), comprehensive final exam (approximately 85%); class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
1L Elective
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