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Spring 2014
LAW381  A  THE LAW, LITERATURE AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Course Description
This short course will take a unique approach to exploring the legal and moral issues raised by capital punishment. It will use literature to help illuminate the perspectives of the actors in the capital system, including defendants, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, jurors, wardens, executioners, and the families of defendants and victims. The course will draw on a variety of sources, including short stories, poetry, movies, song lyrics, memoirs and legal and non-legal articles. The grade will be based on a series of short reflection papers and class participation. Attendance at every class session is required.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 02-03-2014 - 02-13-2014  

Dates Day Time Room
02-03-2014 - 02-06-2014   MTR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F309
02-07-2014 - 02-07-2014   F  2:00 PM-6:00 PM F108
02-10-2014 - 02-13-2014   MTR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F309

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: The grade will be based on a series of short reflection papers and class participation. Attendance at every class session is required.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Criminal Law - Related
Social Justice - Related
Bar Subject(s):

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Professor(s)

BANDES, SUSAN


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: sbandes@depaul.edu