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Download the class
syllabus (FINAL VERSION: Uploaded March 3, 2008).
I have posted a page collecting some of the student questions I have answered during the final exam preparation period. Check back often.
Two review sessions are planned:
- On Thursday, April 24th, during our usual class time, I will spend the hour answering student questions about anything we have covered in the course. Please send me your questions in advance!
- On Friday, April 25th, at 10:00 AM, in Room 301, I will be reviewing Sample final exam question number one. The exam and solution can be found behind the password-protected link below, under "Other Class Materials." To make the most of the review session, I recommend you look at this problem only after a bit of preparation and, ideally, in a simulated test situation.
Changes to Syllabus
- In light of the class missed on Tuesday, April 8th, the assignments for the rest of the semester have changed:
For Tuesday, April 15th, read the assignment originally assigned for Thursday, April 10th: pp. 649-69.
For Thursday, April 17th, read a modified (much shorter) version of the assignment originally assigned for Tuesday, April 15th: pp.587-599; 608-615  (skip Elstad and Seibert and notes following).
For Tuesday, April 22nd, read the pages originally assigned: pp. 680-710.
We will not be making up the reading for Class 26.
- For Tuesday, February 5th (Class Seven) read the excerpted opinion from Scott v. Harris and watch the following videos (including the audio) from that case:
Video One (filmed from lead chase car)
A student pointed out that a higher-quality (and shorter) version of the videos is posted elsewhere on Youtube. If you haven't viewed the videos yet, view this version instead. Even if you have viewed the videos, you may want to look at this version as well.
Video Two (filmed from car driven by the petitioner, Deputy Scott)
Please let me know if you have trouble viewing the videos.
- For Thursday, January 31st (Class Six), there is no supplemental reading.
Our casebook comes in two forms, either one acceptable for this
course. There is a blue, paperback version: Dressler and Thomas,
Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime (Third Edition) (Thomson/West
ISBN 978-0-314-16664-7). This is the preferred text for the class.
Alternatively, you can buy the expanded version of our casebook, the
brown, hardback Dressler and Thomas, Criminal Procedure: Principles,
Policies, and Perspectives (Third Edition) (Thomson/West ISBN
978-0-314-16665-4) instead. It includes the same material as our
casebook, with the exact same page numbering. This book is sometimes
also used for the Adjudicative Criminal Procedure course, so you might
want to use this book if you are thinking of taking or have taken that
Whichever you choose, you also need the 2007 Supplement (ISBN 0314179798).
First Class, Tuesday, January 15: In the casebook, "The Norms of the
Criminal Process" (pp. 41-49) and Chapter 2, "Fourth Amendment: An
Overview" (pp. 53-74).
Second Class, Thursday, January 17: Chapter 3(A) "What is a 'Search'?"
(pp. 75-93) (Katz and White).
For Class Eighteen, Thursday, March 13th, read the following two
very short blurbs having to do with Herring v. U.S.:
For Class Sixteen, Thursday, March 6th, in addition to the reading in
the case book, download and read the contents of
The file contains the opinion in New
Jersey v. T.L.O. and a news article from the Daily Camera (which
quotes from yours truly).
- A blog post about the case.
- This short write-up in the N.Y. Times (read the first part of the article, about the grant in Herring, only.)
For Class Four, Thursday, January 24th, you have been assigned to read
this excerpt from one of my
recent law review articles. You can ignore the footnotes.
Class Mind Maps
Here are PDF versions of the Mind Maps developed in class:
Class Twenty-Six: April 22
Class Twenty-Five: April 17
Class Twenty-Four: April 15
Class Twenty-Three: April 10
Class Twenty-Two: April 3
Class Twenty-One: April 1
Class Twenty: March 20
Class Nineteen: March 18
Class Eighteen: March 13
Class Seventeen: March 11
Class Sixteen: March 6
Class Fifteen: March 4
Class Fourteen: February 28
Class Thirteen: February 26
Class Twelve: February 21
Class Eleven: February 19
Class Ten: February 14
Class Nine: February 12
Class Eight: February 7
Class Seven: February 5
Class Six: January 31
Class Five: January 29
Class Four: January 24
Class Three: January 22
Class Two: January 17
Class One: January 15
Other Class Materials
Sample final exam questions (password protected).