317.01 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.

Special Notes:

NOTE: Criminal Justice Ethics will begin on Wednesday, September 21st and requires attendance at (1) a prison tour and roundtable discussion from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21st; AND (2) a lunchtime talk on Wednesday, November 2nd, immediately following the regularly scheduled class.

Fall 2016

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Scheduled in-class examination
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Theresa A. Newman
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.317.01.F16
Email list: LAW.317.01.F16@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice