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Social Science in Law Seminar
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Type

SEM

Credits

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Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

This course will examine the use of social science theory and research in legal processes, including case evaluation, litigation planning, litigation processes, criminal sentencing, civil commitment, administrative rulemaking, etc. Students will prepare briefs and present oral arguments on a range of topics such as future dangerousness, domestic violence, racial profiling, work place discrimination, discriminatory jury selection, discriminatory sentencing, deterrence, trademark dilution, eyewitness identification, jury selection, judicial bias related to campaign fundraising. In addition to preparing briefs and presenting oral arguments, members of the class will play the roles of members of the three-judge appellate court hearing the oral argument and questioning counsel.
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Spring 2013: Social Science in Law Seminar

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Type

SEM

Credits

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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