ADVANCED CRIMINAL PRACTICE SEMINAR
(LAWD-4034) - 2 UNITS
This seminar introduces the most important nonlaw fields relevant to criminal practice: mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and criminology. The concepts covered are often poorly understood by lawyers, who assume they can leave them to the experts, not realizing that lawyers needs a basic command of concepts and realities to do their job. Student papers in the class may take one of two forms: either present an argument about current law that relates to topics covered in class, or explain clearly and in detail, a nonlaw concept or concepts that is important to criminal practice.