L6108 Criminal Law

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
Open only to Columbia Law degree candidates; 2L's, 3L's, and LLM's should contact Registration Services.

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • ? At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in a working knowledge of the general structure of criminal liability, including the basic principles of criminal law as contained in the common law and elaborated in modern criminal codes based on the Model Penal Code
  • ? At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the ability to read a statute and understand (a) what it says and (b) what policy choices it represents
  • ? At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the ability to discuss intelligently the merits of those choices in light of the principles and policies animating the criminal law.
  • ? At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the ability to use other disciplines in the analysis of criminal law problems and institutions, including criminology and other social sciences.

General Information

Type: Lecture
Level: Foundation
Areas of Study: Criminal Law and Procedure
Additional Attributes: LLM NY Bar Exam Qualifier

Other Sections

Section 001, Spring 2019
MTR 4:50-6:10 pm
Jed Rakoff

Section 002, Spring 2019
MW 10:40-12:00 pm
Elizabeth Scott

Section 003, Spring 2019
MW 2:50-4:10 pm
John Pfaff

Section 004, Spring 2019
TR 10:40-12:00 pm
F 10:40-12:10 pm
Bernard Harcourt