Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

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Royal
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Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

Postby Royal » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:34 pm

Where you learn the federal rules of crim procedure and such? Our criminal procedure class was all 4th/5th/6th/14th amendment stuff. The other crim classes that are offered focus on the elements and defenses to certain crimes. What class offers the nuts and bolts of criminal practice, though? Indictments/informations, discovery, motions, etc?

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Re: Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

Postby memaha » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:38 pm

Royal wrote:Where you learn the federal rules of crim procedure and such? Our criminal procedure class was all 4th/5th/6th/14th amendment stuff. The other crim classes that are offered focus on the elements and defenses to certain crimes. What class offers the nuts and bolts of criminal practice, though? Indictments/informations, discovery, motions, etc?


Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Criminal Adjudication courses cover the aspects of criminal procedure and federal rules.

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Re: Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

Postby rapstar » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:55 pm

Yes. Crim Pro.

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Re: Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

Postby seatown12 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:05 pm

No, there is no class that teaches the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure because they are largely irrelevant. Elements of crimes and Constitutional issues are the nuts and bolts of criminal practice. You should have learned discovery stuff in crim pro (Brady/Bagley etc); most motions you file will be jurisdiction specific and you'll learn on the job.

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Re: Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:18 pm

SMU has a Con Crim Pro course and a Texas Crim Pro course, specifically geared to the Texas rules of criminal procedure.

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Re: Is there a crim counterpart for Civ Pro?

Postby Renzo » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:22 pm

rapstar wrote:Yes. Crim Pro.


TBF, most of the procedural requirements of crim pro are constitutional requirements. The rest of the procedure is pretty much: defendant fucks up, defendant gets arrested, defendant gets a trial.




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