Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
THU 9:50 - 11:40 am JON 6.206

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Early exam


Taught by Richard Schechter.

Privileges: the one semester, one credit course will examine the basics of the Fifth Amendment privilege as well as each of the evidentiary privileges recognized in federal courts, the societal benefits achieved by their recognition, which person or party owns and may invoke the privilege, how each privilege can be lost or abused, and how lawyers must protect their client’s privileges and avoid impinging on the privileges held by others.  A course in Evidence is a pre- or co-requisite. While the course may be of primary interest to students intending to be litigation attorneys or prosecutors, students with non-litigation interests will also benefit from the issues discussed during the course.