Fair Trial

Fair Trial

Professor Charles Nesson
Fall 2019 course
M, T 8:30am - 10:00am in Hauser Hall Room 104
3 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home
Students will write a paper (1500 words) and an exam essay (500 words), both due at the end of the exam period.

Fair trial teaches the fundamentals of the Sixth Amendment, the right of a criminal defendant to be confronted by a prosecution based on the testimony of live witnesses, the right to a fair jury as ultimate arbiter of guilt, the central place in the process of cross-examination and the role of counsel, and the corruption of the process introduced by plea bargaining. Limit of 50 students.

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure