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Fall 2018
LAW320  A  SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW

Course Description
This course is an introduction to substantive criminal law. It examines the policies and practices of the U.S. system of crime and punishment and their effects on social order. The course covers general principles of criminal liability; common defenses, including self-defense and provocation; and specific crimes, primarily homicide and sexual assault. One of the goals of the course is to provide opportunities for students to engage in statutory interpretation, including key provisions of American Law Institute's Model Penal Code (MPC), the basis of many state criminal codes. Another course goal is the evaluation of social, cultural, and political forces at work in the development and evolution of the criminal law.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-13-2018 - 12-13-2018   MW  3:30 PM-4:50 PM F209

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Criminal Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
MBE
Concentration(s):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

FRANKS, MARY ANNE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mafranks@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5345
Office: G385