LAW: SYLLABUS |
MOCK TRIAL, 'COUNTERFACTUAL'
AND 'REAL MILIEU'
Laws, Lawmaking, &
the Courts (WI Standards Addressed: C12.1, C12.2, C12.3, C12.5, C12.9)
Day 1: Expectations for the Course; No reading assignment.
Day 2: Introduction to Laws; Read Text 1-7.
Day 3: Lawmaking; Read Text 7-12.
Day 4: Legislatures; Read Text 12-19.
Day 5: Court System; Read Text 26-34.
Day 6: The Adversary System; Read Text 39-43.
Day 7: Judges, Lawyers, and Juries; Read Text 43-49.
Day 8: LAWS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM ASSESSMENT
First Amendment Liberties (WI Standards Addressed: C12.1, C12.2, C12.3,
Day 9: Freedom of Speech- Symbolic Speech; Read Text 400-408.
Day 10: Freedom of Speech- Obscenity; Read Text 412-413.
Day 11: Freedom of Speech- Defamation; Read Text 417-421.
Day 12: Freedom of Speech- Bigotry and Fighting Words; Read Text 417-421.
Day 13: Freedom of Press- Prohibition of Publication; Read Text 421-424.
Day 14: Freedom of Press- Denial of Access & Disclosure of Sources;
Read Text 426-427.
Day 15: Freedom of Assembly; Read Text 427-429.
Day 16-17: Freedom of Religion; Read Text 434-441.
Day 18: FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ASSESSMENT
Day 19-24: MOOT COURT #1
Further Amendment Liberties (WI Standards Addressed: C12.1, C12.2, C12.3,
Day 25-28: Fourth Amendment- Search and Seizure; Read Text, 97-107.
Day 29: Fifth Amendment- Arrest and Booking; Read Text, 94-96.
Day 30: Sixth Amendment- Interrogations and Confessions; Read Text, 107-110.
Day 31: Eighth Amendment- Bail; Read Text 110-115.
Day 32: Grand Jury and Pretrial Motions; Read Text 115-121.
Day 33: Rights During Trial; Read Text 123-127.
Day 34: Sentencing; Read Text 127-130.
Day 35: Corrections and Capital Punishment; Read Text 132-137.
Day 36: AMENDMENTS 4, 5, 6, & 8 ASSESSMENT
Day 37-42: MOOT COURT #2
Crimes Against the Person (WI Standards Addressed: C12.1, C12.2, C12.5,
C12.8, C12.9, E12.9)
Day 43: Nature and Victims of Crime; Read Text 52-59.
Day 44: Elements of Crime and the Parties to Crime; Read Text 60-61.
Day 45: Inchoate Crime and Duty-to-Aid Laws; Read Text 62-65.
Day 46: Homicide; Read Text 66-68.
Day 47: Battery; Read Text 72-75.
Day 48: Sexual Assault; Read Text 76-77.
Day 49: Applied Criminology; Read O'Connor Article.
Day 50: Victimology and Criminal Profiling; Read O'Connor Article.
Day 51-52: Forensic Science; No Reading Assignment.
Day 53: Crime Scene Reconstruction; No Reading Assignment.
Day 54-57: Criminal Investigation Simulation.
Day 58: CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON ASSESSMENT
Crimes Against Property and Vice Crime (WI Standards Addressed: C12.1,
C12.2, C12.5, C12.8, C12.9, E12.9)
Day 59: Arson and Vandalism; Read Text 77.
Day 60: Larceny, Embezzlement, and Receiving Stolen Property, Read 78-79.
Day 61: Robbery, Burglary, Extortion, and Forgery; Read Text 80-81.
Day 62: Crimes Against Sexual Morality; No Reading Assignment.
Day 63: Alcohol Abuse; Read Text 83-85.
Day 64: Drug Laws; Read Text 86-89.
Day 65: Gambling; No Reading Assignment.
Mock Trial Preparation (WI Standards Addressed: C12.1, C12.2, C12.5, C12.8,
E12.15, English C12.1)
Day 66: Introduction to Case; Read Case.
Day 67: Rules of Evidence- Relevancy; Read and Review Rules of Evidence.
Day 68: Rules of Evidence- Privileges and Witnesses; Read and Review Rules
Day 69: Rules of Evidence- Expert Witnesses; Read and Review Rules of
Day 70: Rules of Evidence- Hearsay; Read and Review Rules of Evidence.
Day 71: Objections; Read and Review Rules of Evidence.
Day 72-90: Openings, Examination, and Closings; Prepare for Trial.