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Genevieve Lakier : Courses and Seminars

Advanced Topics in Criminal Law: Vice and Victimless Crimes
LAWS 53345
(BID, SEM)Vice crimes, mostly drug crimes, but also the crimes of prostitution, gambling, and alcohol, are among the most frequently prosecuted crimes in the United States. Nevertheless, because they criminalize consensual behavior, they pose difficult philosophical problems for a system of justice organized around the ideal of individual autonomy. This seminar will examine the problem of vice crime. It will explore the philosophical debates about whether a liberal democratic government has the right, or duty, to criminalize vice. It will also examine the history and the race and class politics of the law of vice. And it will introduce students to the different regulatory regimes that govern the treatment of drugs, alcohol, gambling, and prostitution. The seminar grade will depend upon class participation, two short response papers submitted over the course of the quarter, and a final paper of no longer than 15 pages in length.
Autumn 2016
Genevieve Lakier
Criminal Law
LAWS 30311
(1L, A)This course, offered over two sequential quarters, addresses the doctrines of criminal liability and the moral and social problems of crime. The definitions of crimes and defenses are considered in light of the purposes of punishment and the role of the criminal justice system, including police and correctional agencies.The student's grade is based on class participation and a single final examination at the end of the Spring quarter.
Autumn 2016
Genevieve Lakier
Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech
LAWS 40201
(++, BID, CORE)This course explores the doctrine and theory of the constitutional law of freedom of speech. The subjects for discussion include advocacy of unlawful conduct, defamation, invasion of privacy, commercial speech, obscenity and pornography, offensive speech, symbolic expression, protest in public places, regulation of campaign finance, and selective government subsidies of speech.Students who have completed Constitutional Law IV are ineligible to enroll in this course.The grade is based on a final examination and class participation.
Winter 2017
Genevieve Lakier
Criminal Law
LAWS 30311
(1L, A)This course, offered over two sequential quarters, addresses the doctrines of criminal liability and the moral and social problems of crime. The definitions of crimes and defenses are considered in light of the purposes of punishment and the role of the criminal justice system, including police and correctional agencies.The student's grade is based on class participation and a single final examination at the end of the Spring quarter.
Winter 2017
Genevieve Lakier