Dedicated to Producing Cutting Edge Practical Scholarship in the Area of Federal Criminal Defense Law
The articles in the FCDJ are authored by students enrolled in California Western School of Law’s LL.M.in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Defense. Each article is designed to offer practitioners insight into the latest issues in federal criminal law. The authors will examine the application of a rule of evidence or analyze a recent case opinion and its potential impact on courtroom litigation.
Our LL.M. degree program is the only program in the country exclusively devoted to federal criminal defense. Lawyers in the program spend one semester at the law school taking courses on substantive federal criminal law, applied federal evidence, federal motions practice, and federal trial practice, and then spend one semester working in a federal defender office. After completing the program, our graduates are well prepared to appear in court and litigate a case. For more information on the program go to: http://LLMtrialadvocacy.com.
Justin Brooks and Mario Conte
Federal Criminal Defense Journal
Co-Editors in Chief
FALL 2012 VOLUME V
Table of Contents
By Amy Broderick
By Olesea Collins
By Jaime Longoria
By Travis Owens