Law 202 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Beth A. Colgan

Beth A. Colgan

Professor of Law
B.A. Stanford University, 1995
J.D. Northwestern University School of Law, 2000

UCLA Faculty Since 2014
Course Description:

This course studies Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment constitutional restraints on the activities of law enforcement officers during the investigatory stage of the criminal process. Special attention will be paid to how the Supreme Court has attempted to resolve the tension between individual rights and crime control needs in its decisions regulating the following law enforcement practices: investigative detention, arrest, police interrogation, searches and seizures, and eyewitness identification. 

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to: (1) understand and critically evaluate the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment and due process doctrines; (2) apply those doctrines to a set of facts from both a prosecutor’s and defense attorney’s standpoint in an organized and persuasive way; and (3) articulate a well-reasoned prediction as to how a court would apply the doctrine to those facts.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Beth Colgan 19F 202 LEC 1 TR 10:35 AM - 12:35 PM 4.0 No No
Beth Colgan 20S 202 LEC 1 TR 10:35 AM - 12:35 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2019 LEC 1
Chemerinsky and Levenson. Criminal Procedure: Investigation  3rd ed.  
ISBN: 9781454882992. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. REQUIRED $202.00