JUST 801 (03) - Graduate Seminar in Justice Studies

GradSem/[In]Famous Trials

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 55486
Seminar on advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, immigration, history of the law. Content of specific sections will vary by section of the course. Course may be repeated for different topics.
Section Comments: (In)Famous Trials
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
Instructors: J Kirk Trombley

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 R 3:10pm - 6:00pm HS 102
Additional Course Details: 

This course will examine some of the great “[In]Famous” trials of antiquity and more recent history. What makes a trial a “Great Trial?” What do “Great Trials” teach us about societal values and cultures? What can we learn from the trial process as a mirror to those values and our culture? We will read the legal record of trials and examine the historical context for those trials. Comparing trials across time, we will look for the themes that connect them and determine if we can relate those connections to modern society. The course is organized around six (6) topics and the trials and readings that relate to those topics.