This course examines the skill of statutory interpretation in the context of the legal and doctrinal underpinnings of the substantive criminal law. The course will address: the elements of crimes against persons and property, the theories justifying punishment, the principles of criminal responsibility, and the defenses to criminal liability. The course will also address the practical and ethical application of these principles.
Grading: Letter graded
Categories: Bar Courses, Required
Subject Areas: Academic Support and Bar Preparation, Criminal Law