Criminal Justice Ethics

The Criminal Justice Ethics course is centered on the law governing lawyers operating in the criminal justice system. It explores some of the critical issues facing lawyers in the roles of defense counsel, prosecutor, judge, etc., and includes several guest speakers and visits to a prison and courthouse. Case studies and problems are drawn from North Carolina cases, including some of the Duke Wrongful Conviction Clinic's cases of actual innocence.
Course Number: 
317
Course Credits: 
Course Types: 
Seminar
Course Learning Outcomes: 
(c) Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system
(b) Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context

 

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.