Course Information

Course Number

330

Credits

4

Area of Study & Practice

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Legal Skills

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Professional Skills

Federal Criminal Law

This course examines the role of the federal government in the criminal justice system, focusing on significant federal offenses criminalizing fraud, public corruption, drugs, money laundering, racketeering, and terrorism. We will also consider prosecutorial discretion, plea bargaining, and sentencing in the federal system.  The objective of this course is to master doctrine and to learn how to debate federal criminal law's merits and proper limits.  Public policy, theory, critical thinking, and oral advocacy will be emphasized.

The grade will be based on mock arguments and a paper.

Federal criminal law is recommended either for second- or third-year students. It is especially helpful for students who will have a federal judicial clerkship, and those who anticipate a career in litigation. There are no prerequisites


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.

Sections/Instructors

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Fall 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Fall 2013
E-mail ListSakai Site

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2012
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Samuel W. Buell
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.02
Spring 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site
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Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site
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Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2005

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2004

Sara Sun Beale
Federal Criminal Law 330.01
Spring 2003