317.01 Criminal Justice Ethics

The Criminal Justice Ethics course centers 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 and prosecutor, and includes several guest speakers. It also considers the role of systemic racism in the criminal justice system and how this impacts attorneys’ professional responsibility. Students will observe local criminal court for one assignment. The class is discussion-based and students work through and discuss difficult ethical hypotheticals. The course has a final exam.

Fall 2021

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
S. Hannah Demeritt
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice