590S
LAW

Hawaiʻi Innocence Project I

Law School Description

This course is an in-depth examination of the principal problems that lead to the conviction of the innocent and leading proposals for measures to reduce the number of wrongful convictions. The seminar will examine common errors or problems that produce wrongful convictions, the process for investigating a claim of actual innocence, state and federal post conviction procedures, and the nature and uses of DNA and other scientific evidence. Students work on actual post-conviction cases.

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

(B) prosecution clinic; (C) defense clinic; (D) elder law clinic; (E) environmental law clinic; (G) estate planning workshop; (I) native Hawaiian rights clinic; (J) family law clinic; (K) entrepreneurship and small business clinic; (M) mediation clinic; (N) lawyering skills workshop; (P) mediation workshop; (Q) immigration clinic; (R) child welfare clinic; (S) Hawai'i Innocence Project I; (T) Hawai'i Innocence Project II; (U) legislation and statutory interpretation. Repeatable one time for (K). LAW majors only for (R), (S), (T) and (U). CR/NC and letter grade option for (J); CR/NC only for (N), (P), and (Q). Pre: 543 for (B) and (C); 521 or consent for (D); 529 or 561 or LWEV 582 for (E); 552 and 567, or consent for (G); 568 or consent for (J); 548 for (Q). (Once a year for (K)) (Alt. years for (U))

Typical Course Credit

4

Credit Limit

4

Repeat Limit

Not Repeatable

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Typical Enrollment Cap

7

Assigned Sections

No

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

Yes

Category

Criminal Law

Tentative Course Rotation

Full Time
Annually
Fall & Spring
Part Time
Annually
Fall & Spring

Offering

Regular

Schedule Type

Lecture/Discussion (LED)
Seminar (SEM)

Major Restrictions

Law