Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

135 | 3.0 credits | This is a required course.


This course examines constitutional doctrines regarding the powers of police and prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of crimes. Topics covered in the course include limitations on arrest, search and seizure based on the Fourth Amendment, rules governing confessions based on the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, the regulation of pre-trial identification procedures under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, and the enforcement of these doctrines through the exclusionary rule.