Comprehensive inquiry into the intricacies of death penalty litigation, focusing initially on New
Jersey law. In addition to analysis of constitutional and statutory foundations of capital
punishment, practical instruction is afforded on trial and appellate issues associated with capital
cases. Guest speakers include lawyers who have prosecuted and defended death cases in New
Jersey. Initially focuses on New Jersey law concerning the death penalty and then goes on to
explore when and how the ultimate sanction is sought in other jurisdictions, under federal,
military and foreign law. Required writing on complex issues associated with an actual death
penalty case pending in New Jersey or another jurisdiction.