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Annotations - August, 1970
NEW COURSES (Cont'd from previous page)
elements in these drafts, and not on tenacious, resourceful,
The substantial portion of each meeting will consist of
lecture and discussion, in which I will cover not only the pure-
l\ legal aspects of an appeal, but also, such esoteric matters as
what actually occurs in the cryptic confines of the in camera
conferences of the judges; what to expect if you travel to
Austin to file an emergency, extraordinary request for man-
damus: such innocuous but highly important facts as the
length and form of a brief; whether you should use all of the
time you are allowed for oral argument, and what you should
include in and delete from the oral argument/ and a multitude
of other such matters that are not of common knowledge.
In conclusion of this incomplete summary of "Appellate
Courts" let me add that I am optimistic that several local
members of the bar, consummate in the art of brief writing
and oral advocacy, will accept my invitation to appear as guest
lecturers, their time permitting. . . . AVE RUM JAY
CRIMINAL CORRECTIONS SEMINAR: Two Semester Hours
INSTRUCTOR: Ray E. Moses, B.A., J. D. University of Texas;
LL.M., Northwestern University of Chicago.
PREREQUISITE: Criminal Law I and 35 Semester Hours.
CLASS MEETS: Wednesday - 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
The Corrections Seminar will concern itself with a con-
sideration of the various sanctions which may be imposed on
one convicted of a criminal violation. Each student will pre-
pare a paper on some representative area of the correctional
process, e.g. presentence reports as an informational basis for
sentence, administrative sentencing vis a vis jury or judge
sentencing, probation, fines, imprisonment, youthful offend-
ers, disposition of alcoholics, drug addicts and the mentally ill,
parole, pardon, loss of civil rights, etc.
Until rather recent times, there was no significant effort
being made by law schools to acquaint students with the com-
plexities involved in the sentencing process. With the dawning
of the new emphasis on criminal justice came the realization
that sentencing (the disposition we make of the convicted
criminal) is the cornerstone of the rehabilitative concept and
hence vital to the efficacy of the entire system.
Our purpose will be to examine the legal side of sen-
tencing. Stated more explicitly, we will endeavor to decipher
the lawyers role whether as a prosecutor or a defense attorney,
in the machinery of the correctional process.
During the course of the semester several class meetings
will be devoted to informal discussions with experts from vary-
ing parts of the correctional process. It is anticipated that
these meetings will include visits with a judge, a probation
officer, a prosecutor, a parole officer, and a representative of
the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
The text to be used is The Law of Criminal Correction
by Sol Rubin, General Counsel to the National Council on
Crime and Delinquency. There will be no final examination...
RAY E. MOSES.
THEOLOGY AND THE LAW SEMINAR: Two Semester
INSTRUCTOR: David A. Sharp, B.A., University of Deleware;
B.D., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
PREREQUISITE: 22 Semester Hours.
CLASS MEETS: Thursdays - 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
A Seminar on Theology and Law? How will that help
me? Good questions! The answers may surprise you. Did you
realize that throughout all of history, from primitive tribes to
highly civilized cultures, civil laws revolved around the basic
beliefs of the community. When you discover how a group of
people practiced their religion, you will be better equipped to
interpret their legal system.
This Seminar will survey the relationship between theol-
ogy and law from early Babylonian and Egyptian societies to
present day America. Interesting educational and teaching
techniques will be used to allow students a variety of
experiences. Lectures, guest speakers of prominence, student
presentations, and group discussion will be included during the
semester. A major paper dealing in the subject will be selected
by each student. This paper will be the basis of the course
Recent court cases revolving around some theological
understanding will be dealt with in depth. Practicing attorneys
must have the basic tools in theological research in order to
competently advise in such areas as "Prayers in School",
"Taxation of Church Property", "Civil Disobedience", "Con-
scientious Objection to War", "Separation Between Church
and State", "Disruption of Worship", and on and on and on. .
.. DAVID A. SHARP.
SCHOLARS (Cont'd from previous page)
ROBERT A. TROPP - Family Law.
CHARLES A. SOLCHER - Federal Income Tax.
TERRENCE A. GAISER - Introduction to
Law and Wills.
THOMAS W. POUNDS - Legal Ethics.
KIRK A. COCKRELL - Legal Research
DON L. HENDRIX — Personal Property.
JOHN W. LYONS, JR. - Practice Court.
ROBERT LEVINE - Procedure I.
WILLIAM B. ADAIR — Procedure III.
JOE R. BLACKBURN - Real Property I.
RAYMOND J. KELLER, JR. - Real Property II.
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