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Conviction Integrity: Errors in Criminal Justice (Hollway/Bluestine)
Spring 2020   LAW 997-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
R 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Tanenbaum Hall 142

Faculty
John F. Hollway

Executive Director & Lecturer in Law

jhollway@law.upenn.edu
Marissa Boyers Bluestine

Assistant Director

mblu@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
Team Projects
Expository Writing
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
75% Participation,
25% Paper

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

Yes

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

- If you are absent, due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can ask for volunteers among your classmates to share their notes with you.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

Drawing on social science and legal research, this course examines the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions in the United States. A systems approach to criminal justice reform is explored as a method for uncovering and correcting errors in the administration of justice. Students develop their own proposal for reforming the criminal justice system to reduce errors leading to wrongful convictions

Course Concentrations

Constitutional Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.

Criminal Law and Procedure Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.


Textbooks

"Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom" by John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier
Edition: May 18, 2010
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781602399747
Required