Tracey Cline (DA)
Mike Nifong (DA)
Prosecutorial Misconduct is part of a series of courses being offered for an Advanced Criminal Law curriculum. (I call it a curriculum although I should note that while the individual courses have been approved by the Faculty, the idea that these courses constitute a "curriculum" has received no attention on the part of the Faculty.)
The course will focus on:
Prosecutorial misconduct has received widespread attention in various high-profile cases in recent years including a Federal Court judge’s holding the prosecutors in the Senator Ted Stevens case in contempt of court for misconduct and the Mike Nifong disbarment for ethical violations and prosecutorial misconduct during the prosecution of Duke lacrosse players. These high-profile cases have generated a wealth of writing and commentary. We well explore the Mike Nifong case as one of the “case studies” in the course.
The introduction to the role of prosecutors will be made by two assigned texts:
You will also be assigned selected judicial opinions, law review articles, newspaper articles, and materials published on the Internet. We will also screen selected documentary crime films.
Your grade for the course will be based on a research paper/course writing described at: course evaluation
Posted: January || 2012