Criminal Procedure: Police (Mr. Logan)
An examination of selected federal constitutional constraints on the evidence-gathering and investigative process, with emphasis on searches and seizures and interrogations by police.
English Legal History (Mr. Hackney)
The institutional framework of the Common Law and how that framework influenced the structure of the substantive law. Discusses the initial courts; the emergence of the dominant ‘common law’ courts, King's Bench and Common Pleas, and the competing Equity jurisdiction; the writ system and development of the pleading forms and the methods of proof used in trials. Considers tenures, the principal Real Actions for the recovery of land at Common Law and selected writs.
Public International Law (Mr. Tesón)
An introduction to a wide range of legal and policy issues centered around the relationships among nations and the role of law in world order. Problems studied include the nature and sources of international law, states and self-determination, international jurisdiction, international courts, the United Nations, and war.
European Union Law (Dr. Fisher)
This course is an introduction to EU law that looks at some of the key legal features of this unique legal system. Topics covered include EU institutional arrangements, direct effect, preliminary references, supremacy, the role of the European Court of Justice, the emerging debates over constitutionalism in the EU, and free movement of goods.