Law 664 - California Prison to Parole


Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

Keith Wattley



General Course Description:

This Seminar meets four times during the semester, for four hours each meeting, and provides students with substantive instruction on the rights of California prisoners, with a focus on the 34,000 serving life sentences.  Students will learn from prison lawyers and former prisoners about the unique challenges these prisoners face as they attempt to “rehabilitate” themselves and demonstrate that they can safely be returned to society.  Students will be required to submit four short topical essays throughout the semester.  Students will receive one unit of credit and will be evaluated on a Pass/No Pass basis.  The Seminar will meet from 10 am to 2 pm on the following days:  August 23, September 27, October 18 and November 15.

This is a one-semester course; however, students in this course are invited to apply for the California Prison to Parole Part-time Externship (LAW 801), which is taught in conjunction with this Seminar.  Externship students must register for both courses in Fall 2013, after which they will continue working on client cases through Spring 2014, culminating in a client’s parole consideration hearing. 


Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Keith Wattley 13F 664 SEM 1 F 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1.0 No No
  Law 664 will meet for four (4) 4-hour sessions. 8/23, 9/27, 10/18, 11/15, from 10-2pm.



Categories: Con Law, Govt, & Public Policy; Crim Law & Procedure;