Law 120 - Criminal Law I

General Course Description:

This course covers selected topics in substantive criminal law: principles underlying the definition of crime such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea and general doctrines such as ignorance of fact and ignorance of law, causation, attempt, complicity and conspiracy. Principles of justification and excuse are examined with particular attention to the doctrines of necessity, intoxication, insanity, diminished capacity and automatism. The substantive offense of homicide is extensively reviewed, and from time to time other offenses such as theft. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the basic theory of the criminal law and the relationship between doctrines and the various justifications for imposition of punishment.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Sharon Dolovich 20F 120 LEC 8 TWR 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
T 1:35 PM - 2:55 PM
4.0 No No
Sherod Thaxton 20F 120 LEC 7 MTR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 No No
Jonathan Glater 21S 120 LEC 3/4 MWF 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 No No
Laura Gómez 21S 120 LEC 5/6 MWF 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 No No
Máximo Langer 21S 120 LEC 1/2 MTR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
M 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
4.0 No No
  Course meets twice on Monday. Section 1 meets at 10:45am & Section 2 meets at 3:30pm.