Norman M. Garland Second Century Chair in Law
Professor of Law SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL
Information and Resources Regarding My Current Projects
This coming academic year, I am teaching traditional Evidence and blended (hybrid) Constitutional Criminal Procedure in the Fall. In the Spring I am teaching traditional Constitutional Criminal Procedure and blended (hybrid) Evidence. This will be the sixth time for hybrid Evidence and the third time for hybrid Crim Pro.
I supervised third-year student Lindsay Ursua in the preparation of an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Byrd v. United States. This was a product of the Amicus Project of Southwestern Law School. We filed on the side of the petitioner, Terrence Byrd, in this latest Fourth Amendment case before SCOTUS. The Court decided in favor of the Petitioner (defendant) in a unanimous (vote-wise) decision with three separate concurrences. The Court held “The mere fact that a driver in lawful possession or control of a rental car is not listed on the rental agreement will not defeat his or her otherwise reasonable expectation of privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment” as stated on the SCOTUS blog description of the decision.
Last year I completed the update of my Criminal Law text for McGraw-Hill and it was published as the 4th edition. It bears a publication date of February 2017.
In the summer of 2018 I worked on an update of my Criminal Evidence text for McGraw-Hill and it will be published in early 2019 as the 8th edition.
The 2018 cumulative supplement for the text, Exculpatory Evidence (4th ed. 2017), co-authored by Professor Edward J. Imwinkelried, is another summer project. The supplement will be completed by the end of August and published by Lexis-Nexis in late 2018.