CourseCriminal Justice Policy Seminar - Law 696Z
Instructor Jennifer Ruben   View Faculty Page
Emailjenn_ruben@yahoo.com
Units 2 - Graded
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Overview

This is a two unit course that will be offered in conjunction with a weekly speaker series, Program in Criminal Law and Policy (PCLP). This semester’s theme: The Practice of Law in Indian Country.

 

 

PCLP will meet every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., in Room 156. Each week will feature an expert speaker who will speak on an issue affecting the practice of law in Indian Country.

 

Topics will vary from political (use of Special Assistant US Attorneys in federal courts) to historical (effect of historic trauma on Indian communities and policies) to doctrinal (navigating checkerboard jurisdiction).

 

 

Following the speaker, the students will meet on Mondays from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and spend time exploring each speaker’s topic through the lens of a simple fact pattern which will carry through from week to week and serve to highlight the complexities inherent in practicing law in Indian country.

 

 

To satisfy the course requirements, students will be required to attend both the Monday and Wednesday meetings and have two writing options: 1) write six two-page essays on the topics covered in PCLP or, 2) a ten-page essay on any of the topics covered.

 
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