Interrogations and Testimony Seminar
This seminar will address the law of questioning in the criminal justice process. We will consider the obligations of suspects, witnesses, law enforcement, and prosecutors when evidence is developed through investigative interviews and testimony. Our primary focus will be on the way in which protections that arise from the Fifth and Sixth Amendments govern police interrogations, but we will also explore the role that those constitutional provisions play in criminal trials. Course evaluation will be based on class participation and pieces of writing; students may elect either weekly response papers or a sustained research project.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.