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Criminal Litigation & Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure is designed to incorporate the substantive law of criminal procedure into a trial advocacy course.
The traditional trial advocacy course is concerned almost exclusively with "skills training" (e.g., learning techniques for cross-examining a witness), but does not incorporate much, if any, substantive law. Conversely, a traditional substantive course on criminal law or criminal procedure focuses exclusively on legal principles and doctrine, but does not involve training students in courtroom advocacy skills concerning substantive law.
In Criminal Litigation & Legal Issues in Criminal Procedure, author Brent Newton merges elements from these two types of courses into one and seeks to bridge the gap between them.
Table of Contents
Class One: Introduction
Class Two: Preliminary Hearings
Class Three: Bail Hearings
Class Four: Pretrial Motions
Class Five: Pretrial Suppression Motions
Class Six: Pretrial Suppression Motions Continued
Class Seven: Voir Dire
Class Eight: Legal Objections during Trial
Class Nine: Motions for Judgment of Acquittal
Class Ten: Jury Instructions
Class Eleven: Closing Arguments
Class Twelve: Sentencing Hearings
Class Thirteen: Post-Conviction Challenges to a Conviction or Sentence
Class Fourteen: Post-Conviction Challenges Continued