Criminal Court War Stories
This seminar begins with the reading of an engaging journalistic account of the world of criminal justice in a Chicago courthouse. Next, we will discuss the general context of criminal-case processing in the U.S. And finally, four or five leading criminal attorneys will visit our class and share the one case that stands out in each of their legal careers. Their “war stories” will include detailed descriptions of these cases, including an analysis of the key decision points made along the way. Through class discussion, students will develop their own considered views of the final results of each case.