Habeas Corpus

This course covers the history of the Great Writ and the evolution of the scope of federal habeas corpus review and relief; the Suspension Clause; habeas review in capital cases including stays of execution; alternatives to habeas review; state post-conviction proceedings; the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA); and jurisdictional issues in both the trial and appellate courts. The course will be valuable to students seeking federal judicial clerkships as well as those interested in prosecutorial work or post-conviction representation.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.129
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/1/14 1:30 pm A-Z
2.138

Additional Information

Course Type

Textbooks

  • Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2d - Wells, Marshall, Yackle, and Nichol
      West , edition: 2d
      ISBN: 9780314911513   (required)
  • Cases and Materials on Federal Courts, 2d, 2011 Supplement - Wells, Marshall, Yackle, and Nichol
      West , edition: 2d, 2011
      ISBN: 9780314274588   (required)

Faculty

Mitchell, Jonathan F. Mitchell, Jonathan F.