Law Intersession: Appellate and Post-Conviction LitigationClass Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022Catalog Number:
1 (1 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
IntersessionFull Year Course:
This course is part of the Law School’s pilot “intersession”, which runs from Wednesday, January 5 to Tuesday, January 11. To receive credit for this short, intensive, one credit course, students must attend class every day for approximately 2.5 hours and should expect to spend roughly twice that amount of time outside of class working on class related activities.
Pennsylvania boasts one of the strictest appellate and post-conviction landscapes in the nation. Expert criminal litigation requires an understanding of the criminal process and procedure during the pre-trial and trial stages as well as how each pre-trial and trial decision could potentially affect your client’s rights during the appellate process, if convicted. This seminar will follow a Pennsylvania Criminal Homicide case from arrest into appellate and post-conviction litigation, highlighting the need for clear eyed forward thinking at each stage of the litigation process.